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Add computers to domain in bulk / mass RRS feed

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  • Is there a way to add 500 ( or more ) computers to a domain (Windows Server 2016) using powershell or some type of script? The goal is to not have to go to each machine and manually join them to the domain. Please help.
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:14 PM

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  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:17 PM
  • Hi,

    Based on my research, I recommend you can have a try with the PowerShell DSC module xComputerManagement to achieve your goal. You may refer to the following links for details:
    https://github.com/PowerShell/xComputerManagement

    For more information about PowerShell DSC, please refer to the following article:
    Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/overview

    If you need further help, please feel free to let us know.

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    Albert Ling

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    Friday, November 10, 2017 6:09 AM
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:36 PM
  • Hi,

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    Albert Ling

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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:22 AM
  • Yes. There are some useful answers already such as add-computer

    But I suggest you to think about domain join process as part of other process of OS Deployment, in this case joining the computer to the domain is just a sub-task. In this perspective learning and using Powershell and other solutions ConfigMgr/SCCM is extremely important. 


    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:09 AM
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    Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:19 AM