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Join a Domain without a username or password

    Question

  • Hi.

    Is there any way to add a computer to a domain from the domain server itself(adding a new object in Computers) in a way that when that computer will actually try to join the domain it will no longer ask for a user and password? I know the name, IP and MAC of the computer that will join. Also I am using windows 2008 server.

    Thank you for any help you can offer.

    Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:54 AM

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  • Hello,

    Yes, you can try Offline Domain Join to join a workstation to a domain. But please note that to perform an offline domain join, you must have the rights that are necessary to join workstations to the domain.

    Check this:

    Offline Domain Join (Djoin.exe) Step-by-Step Guide
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/offline-domain-join-djoin-step-by-step(v=WS.10).aspx


    Thanks
    ZHANG

    Friday, February 10, 2012 5:22 AM
  • Hi ZHANG,

    Thank you for your answer but Offline Domain Join won't work.

    The workstation I need to join to the domain is running a dedicated application (that doesn't allow acces to the actual OS). That application asks for the domain name and then tries to join the domain Anonymously (and it won't promt me to provide a username or password).

    What I need to know if there is a way to pre-stage the workstation in the domain server(a windows server 2008 R2) so it will be able to join without authentication. I have full access to the server.

    I already tryed to add a new computer object with the workstation name and set "ANONYMOUS LOGON"/"Everyone"/"Guest" as the user/groups that are allowed to join it, but to no effect. It still only allows authenticated users to join the domain.

    Friday, February 10, 2012 8:35 AM
  • Sorry, I have no ideas now. I don’t know how to join a computer to a domain without the access to the system.

    Maybe you should consult the developer of this dedicated application you are using.


    Thanks
    ZHANG

    Monday, February 13, 2012 8:35 AM