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    good day all. today i was setting up my new server and yes adding my computers to the domain. after adding a few machines i reached the trouble/the problem. the only option available to me here was that of workgroup the option to enter a domain name is not present.


    my question is
    can this machine be added to the domain by some other method. please advice
    what could have cause such a problem in the first place.

    below is a mock up of what i am seeing.

    ------------------------------------------------
    computer name changes
    -------------------------------------------------
    =
    =
    =
    =computer name=================
    =============================
    =dummy machine
    =----------------------------------------------------
    =full computer name:
    =dummymachine.
    =
    =
    ==========================more
    =
    =
    =
    =member of====================
    =============================
    ==workgroup===================
    =dummy work group
    =
    =missin option for the domian
    =-------------------------------------------------

  • #2
    Re: Missing option from the Computer name change pop up

    What OS is the computer running? XP Home, Vista Home Basic, and Vista Home Premium cannot be added to domains.
    Don't fool yourself. If you truly feel passionate about something, you will do whatever it takes. If you don't, you'd better get busy pursuing happiness, because it's all you've got.

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    • #3
      Re: Missing option from the Computer name change pop up

      How many machines have you added to the domain and which account did you use???

      Normal users are only allowed to add a maximum of 10 machines to a domain.

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      • #4
        Re: Missing option from the Computer name change pop up

        thanks!
        wullieb1
        ----&----
        eramnes

        OS = XP Pro sp2 / 512mb
        Server = Windows 2003 server

        server admin account was used to add 3 users to the domain.

        i wonder if it has something to do with the nic card and or sum service not installed on it.
        Last edited by bghh2001; 23rd April 2009, 03:32.

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        • #5
          Re: Missing option from the Computer name change pop up

          if joining a domain is not an option on a given workstation, it's possible that you don't have a proper network stack configured/installed...

          maybe wrong drivers for the network card?
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