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4. Active Directory > Adding Machines to a Server 2012 Domain

Adding Machines to a Server 2012 Domain

Traditionally, IT professionals will upgrade servers before upgrading client machines or just replace dated user machines with new ones preinstalled with the latest Windows client operating system. It’s conceivable that there will be organizations that will want to join not only Windows 8 clients, but Windows 7 (and in some cases, Windows XP) machines, to Server 2012 domains.

Client machines and servers can be joined to domains in large organizations and enterprises via automated methods such as scripting and batch files. This section focuses on client-side installation through the GUI, the method typically employed in smaller networks. These steps will also work for virtual machines.


  

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