ADDING WINDOWS 7 64 BIT COMPUTER TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003 32 BIT ACTIVE DIRECTORY




ADDING WINDOWS 7 64 BIT COMPUTER TO WINDOWS SERVER 2003 32 BIT ACTIVE DIRECTORY

To add a computer to the domain, follow these steps:

Log on to the computer that you want to add to the domain.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
In the Computer Name Changes dialog box, click Domain under Member Of, and then type the domain name. Click OK.
When you are prompted, type the user name and password of the account that you previously created, and then click OK.

A message that welcomes you to the domain is generated.
Click OK to return to the Computer Name tab, and then click OK to finish.
Restart the computer if you are prompted to do so.

It should be as straitforward as that but sometimes it just doesn’t take.. especially when you are dealing with a 32 bit to 64 bit connection.

Here is a troubleshooting path…
if you are trying to add a pc to the domain and it does not take giving you an error of lets say… unable to find domain…

first ping the domain…
if you can’t ping it from command prompt… then your pc won’t be able to connect to it.
second turn on ipv6 in the adapter… sometimes just doing this alone works…
third go into the ipv4 settings in the adapter and in the advanced settings for the dns type in the domain host name…
then apply…

you should be able to ping it now…
if not turn off the firewall
if still not able to ping it…
add in ip address for domain where you added the hostname for the domain…
if able to ping…
turn on firewall and check pinging
if able to ping…
use the steps at the top to add your pc to the domain…
all should be right with the world…

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