How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

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After installing domain controller in Windows Server you might want to join other servers into the domain. This article shows how to join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory domain.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Log on to windows server and open Server Manager.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Under Server Summary, click change system properties option as shown above.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Select Computer Name tab. Click change button as shown above.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Under member of option, choose domain and type the domain name. Here mustbegeek.com is the domain name. Click OK.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Enter domain administrator credential and click OK.

How to Join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory Domain

Click OK and reboot the server. The server is now joined to domain. You can now logon to server with domain credentials. You can open Server Manager to verify if the server is joined to domain.

Domain Joined

As you can see above the server is joined to domain. In this way, you can join Windows Server 2008 to Active Directory domain.

 

 

 

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