add a computer to a network

July 7, 2011 at 09:31:01
Specs: Windows 7/SBS08
One of the computers at my office died and needs to be replaced. I need to get the new computer set up with an existing user account so that the user can access email and public drives. The new computer is running windows 7 professional.Our server is running SBS 2008. Can anyone offer directions on how to do it or where instructions might be? Also, what is the 'technical term' for this operation?

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#1
July 7, 2011 at 12:17:14
You have to join the machine to the domain. Do that as administrator. Then the user can login with his own credentials.

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#2
July 7, 2011 at 14:01:57
Can you reccommend a good tutorial to join the machine to the domain? thanks for your response.

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#3
July 7, 2011 at 14:18:59
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#4
July 7, 2011 at 14:28:49
Also make sure to remove the old computer from both dns server [if a static entry] as well as remove the computer account from active directory

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#5
July 7, 2011 at 14:56:23
Thank you for the reply. I am very new to this so I apologize for the basic level questions.

When you say "remove the old computer from both dns server [if a static entry] as well as remove the computer account from active directory" I am not sure exactly what you mean. we have local profiles set up on our system, so a user can log into any computer and have access to email and files on the server. Is it possible to just give the new machine the same name as the old machine and join it to the domain?


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