Join a workstation or member server to the domain.
Syntax NETDOM JOIN machine /Domain:domain [/OU:ou_path] [/UserD:user] [/PasswordD:[password | *]] [/UserO:user] [/PasswordO:[password | *]] [/PasswordM:[password | *]] [/ReadOnly] [/REBoot[:Time_in_seconds]] [/SecurePasswordPrompt] Key: machine The name of the workstation or member server to be joined /Domain The domain which the machine should join. Specify a particular domain controller by entering /Domain:domain\dc. When /ReadOnly option is used, you must specify a domain controller. /UserD User account used to make the connection with the Domain of the machine to be managed /PasswordD Password of the user account specified By /UserD. Specifying a * will prompt for the password. /UserO User account used to make the connection with the Machine to be managed /PasswordO Password of the user account specified By /UserO. Specifying a * will prompt for the password. /OU Organizational unit under which to create the machine account. This must be a fully qualified RFC 1779 DN for the OU. If not specified, the account will be created under the default organization unit for machine objects for that domain. /PasswordM Password of the pre-created computer account, whose name is specified by the machine parameter. Specifying a * will prompt for the password. This option must be used with /ReadOnly option. /ReadOnly Perform a domain join using a pre-created computer account and without performing any writes to a domain controller. This option therefore, does not require a writable domain controller. You must specify the domain controller (using /Domain option) and computer account password (using /PasswordM option) when the option is used. This option cannot be used with the /OU option. /REBoot Shutdown and automatically reboot the machine after the Join has completed. The number of seconds before automatic shutdown can also be provided. Default = 30 seconds /SecurePasswordPrompt Use secure credentials popup to specify credentials. This option should be used when smartcard credentials need to be specified. This option is only in effect when the password value is supplied as *
Windows Professional machines with the ForceGuest setting enabled (which is the
default for machines not joined to a domain during setup) cannot be remotely
administered. Thus the join operation must be run directly on the machine
when the ForceGuest setting is enabled.
Joining a machine to the domain will create an AD domain account for the machine if one does not already exist.
Netdom options can be abbreviated to just the UPPER case letters, e.g. /PasswordD can be supplied as just /PD
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one” ~ John Lennon
NETDOM ADD - Add a workstation or server account to the domain