Windows Server Configuration Tool

Windows Server Configuration Tool
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Domain/Workgroup

This option allows you to add the server to an existing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Domain, or to a standalone Workgroup environment.

You are required to restart the server to apply any changes to domain or workgroup membership. However, you can make additional changes and restart the server after all of the changes to avoid the need to restart the server multiple times.
  1. Type 1 and press Enter for Domain/Workgroup options. A prompt to Join Domain or Workgroup? will be displayed.
    Change Domain/Workgroup Membership
    
    Join (D)omain or (W)orkgroup? (Blank=Cancel)
    Domain
    • To join the server to an Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Domain, you will need the following information.
      Name of domain to join <domain-name>
      An authorized domain\user <domain-name>\<user-name>
      Password associated with the domain user <password>
    1. Type D and press Enter to join the server to a Domain. You will be asked to provide the domain details:
      Join Domain
      Name of domain to join:  Example
      Specify an authorized domain\user:  Example\Administrator
    2. Type the name of the Domain to join and the authorized domain user account. The server will attempt to join the specified domain.
      Joining Example...

      A Command Prompt window will open asking for the password associated with the domain user.

      Type the password associated with the domain user:
    3. Type the password associated with the domain user and press Enter. A message asking Do you want to change the computer name before restarting the computer? will be displayed.
      Change computer name: Do you want to change the computer name before restarting the computer?

      Do you want to change the computer name before restarting the computer?

    4. Click Yes. Refer to the following Computer Name instructions on how to rename the server.
    Workgroup
    1. Type W and press Enter to join the server to a Workgroup. You will be asked to provide the name of the workgroup to join.
      Name of workgroup to join:  Example
    2. Type the name of the workgroup to join and press Enter. The server will join the specified workgroup.
      Joining Example...

      A message stating Welcome to workgroup: Example will be displayed.

      Workgroup: Welcome to workgroup: Example

      Welcome to workgroup: Example

    3. Click OK. The Main Menu will be displayed.

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