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Joining a Machine to the Domain Back to Page 1
In this case, we are again adding a client machine to the domain. In this case, the client machine is called “PLABWIN101” or “win10dh1” < Examples
- First, change the machine name to “helpdesk[xx]” (not in Practice-labs environment) and turn off the Firewall.
See “Joining a Machine to the Domain” document for instructions on the above.
- Note that “xx” at the end of the “helpdesk” computer name should be the student’s initials.
In this lab we are going to use two Machines.
- PLABDC01 (Domain Controller 192.168.0.1)
- PLABWIN101 (Standalone Client Machine)
Joining the Client machine to the Domain
From the client machine Win10 desktop, right click the Start button.
(“Settings” screen displays)
Scroll down to see “System Info”.
Click System Info.
(“System” screen displays).
In the “Computer name, domain and workgroup settings” area, click Change settings.
(“System Properties” dialog box displays)
(“Computer Name/ Domain Changes” dialog box displays).
In “Member of” area, click Domain.
Enter “practicelabs.com” as, in this case, the domain name.
(DNS error prompt displays).
(Specifics about the error display)
The PLABWIN101 machine’s network adapter is not pointing to the correct DNS address. It should be pointing to the server’s DNS address. So, first we must find out what the server’s DNS address is. Then we correct the PLABWIN101 machine’s adapter settings so that it is pointing to the server’s address.
NOTE: This task would not be necessary in most work environments. We only do it for our special case lab environment.
Finding the Correct DNS address.
On the server, on the command line, type “ipconfig /all “and press ENTER.
The server’s DNS address that the PLABWIN101 machine should be pointing to, in this case, is “192.168.0.1”.
Note: Your server’s DNS address may be different.
Now that we know what the server’s correct DNS address is, we can adjust the PLABWIN101’s DNS setting to point to it.
On the PLABWIN101 machine, right-click the computer icon in the system tray.
Click Open Network & Internet settings.
(“Settings” screen displays).
In the “Change your network settings” area, click Change adaptor options.
(“Network Connections” screen displays).
Click the Ethernet adapter.
(“Ethernet status” dialog box displays).
(“Ethernet Properties” displays)
Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click Properties.
(“Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” displays.
In the bottom half of the dialog box, click Use the following DNS server addresses.
(This option forces the client’s adapter to look for the listed (static) IP address.
Enter the server’s IP address: ”192.168.0.1”
For Alternate DNS server, enter: “18.104.22.168”.
Joining the client machine to the Domain (continued)
Return to the Computer Name/ Domain Changes dialog box.
(The DNS issue should be resolved now).
(“Windows Security” dialog box displays)
Enter your admin credentials.
(Confirmation “Welcome to the …. domain” prompt displays).
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