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Windows 7: How to Create Domain on Windows 7?


20 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
How to Create Domain on Windows 7?

Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate edition.

I want to create a domain on it. Please help me to how to create a domain on windows7.

I have a single machine and want to create and join domain on itself only. There is some application which requires to join a domain. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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Abhinav


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20 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You can't. Creation of a domain requires a server.
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20 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply MacGyvr, Is there any other solution to this. Do I have to install another OS to create a domain i.e. Windows Server 2008 or any other.
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate edition.

I want to create a domain on it. Please help me to how to create a domain on windows7.

I have a single machine and want to create and join domain on itself only. There is some application which requires to join a domain. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

-
Abhinav
Yes you would need to create a server on another machine in order to join it's Domain. Windows Vail or server 08 would work to create a domain.

The link below shows some basic info on how to join a domain with Windows 7.

Connect your computer to a domain
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20 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your reply.... I want to create a Domain on my windows7 Machine...

but the link shows the steps to join the Domain... not to create it...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate edition.

I want to create a domain on it. Please help me to how to create a domain on windows7.

I have a single machine and want to create and join domain on itself only. There is some application which requires to join a domain. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

-
Abhinav
Yes you would need to create a server on another machine in order to join it's Domain. Windows Vail or server 08 would work to create a domain.

The link below shows some basic info on how to join a domain with Windows 7.

Connect your computer to a domain
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks for your reply.... I want to create a Domain on my windows7 Machine...

but the link shows the steps to join the Domain... not to create it...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Hi, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate edition.

I want to create a domain on it. Please help me to how to create a domain on windows7.

I have a single machine and want to create and join domain on itself only. There is some application which requires to join a domain. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

-
Abhinav
Yes you would need to create a server on another machine in order to join it's Domain. Windows Vail or server 08 would work to create a domain.

The link below shows some basic info on how to join a domain with Windows 7.

Connect your computer to a domain
As was mentioned twice earlier you can't create a Domain unless you have server software installed on your machine. You can only join a Domain with Windows 7 which is why I posted that reference.
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20 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks...
Ya... I Got it... So is there any such server software available for windows7 ? Can IIS7 do the helpful job for this ??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks for your reply.... I want to create a Domain on my windows7 Machine...

but the link shows the steps to join the Domain... not to create it...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

Yes you would need to create a server on another machine in order to join it's Domain. Windows Vail or server 08 would work to create a domain.

The link below shows some basic info on how to join a domain with Windows 7.

Connect your computer to a domain
As was mentioned twice earlier you can't create a Domain unless you have server software installed on your machine. You can only join a Domain with Windows 7 which is why I posted that reference.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks...
Ya... I Got it... So is there any such server software available for windows7 ? Can IIS7 do the helpful job for this ??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks for your reply.... I want to create a Domain on my windows7 Machine...

but the link shows the steps to join the Domain... not to create it...
As was mentioned twice earlier you can't create a Domain unless you have server software installed on your machine. You can only join a Domain with Windows 7 which is why I posted that reference.
You can get Windows Vail server 30 day trial, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...rver/eval.mspx

You also need at least a 160GB harddrive and a 64 bit capible CPU for Vail to work.
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20 Nov 2010   #9

7 Pro x64
 
 

what's the app?

is it worth buying a second machine for?
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20 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks...
Ya... I Got it... So is there any such server software available for windows7 ? Can IIS7 do the helpful job for this ??

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlyabhinav View Post
Thanks for your reply.... I want to create a Domain on my windows7 Machine...

but the link shows the steps to join the Domain... not to create it...
As was mentioned twice earlier you can't create a Domain unless you have server software installed on your machine. You can only join a Domain with Windows 7 which is why I posted that reference.

No IIS is a webserver application

If I were you I'd obtain a copy of CentOS (RHEL) or OpenSuse and use SAMBA as a domain controller.

It will take some tweeking though.
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