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Windows 7: Domain Join issue

09 Nov 2010   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Thank you WindowsStar


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09 Nov 2010   #12
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Thank you WindowsStar
Your Welcome??? Did this resolve the OP issue?
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09 Nov 2010   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Not sure,
I was saying thank you since it was an issue I was helping blindly with since it was a problem I have never encountered before.
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09 Nov 2010   #14
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Not sure,
I was saying thank you since it was an issue I was helping blindly with since it was a problem I have never encountered before.
Thanks for the Thanks! I did not know if that fixed it and the OP PMed you or you knew it worked. Thanks for letting me know.

I guess we will need to wait for the OP.
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10 Nov 2010   #15
Ejrapurado

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Hey guys,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you guys. It seems that the domain join is now working and it was the time. It is now working with Windows 7 and Windows XP. This wasn't the initial issue just thought that it would have something to do with it.

i'll give you guys a heads up of whats going on and what we are trying to do.

Our Environment
1. We are running a Windows Server 2003 native domain
2. All our DC's are running Windows Server 2008
3. All our DC's are spread across our sites connected with site to site VPN's with a few DC's here in Head Office.

What we are trying to achieve.
1. We are currently running Windows XP machines with our standard naming convention.
2. We want to roll out Win 7 accross our network using the same naming convention (which means computer accounts will already be in AD)

So far i have managed to get an image sorted out by sysprepping a machine then using ghost to capture an image, however we need to include some sort of auto domain join.

Now the problems i'm facing are as follows:

1. If i use the unattend join within the specialize pass of the sysprep answer file, it will join it (according to the machine itself), however, it will not create a computer account. If there is already a computer account, it will do nothing to it, yet the machine is saying that the PC is joined to the domain.

2. I have tried this process with powershell, netdom as well as using VB script to delete the account but this still does not work.


My question is, how do you guys go about doing a process like this? Am i missing something?

If you require more info, please let me know.

Thanks.

Ed.
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11 Nov 2010   #16
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Let me simplify the problem and see if I get it right.

In a nutshell:

You want to image a Windows XP machine (FINANCE1) to Windows 7 keeping the AD name as (FINANCE1).

Correct?
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11 Nov 2010   #17
Ejrapurado

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Correct.
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11 Nov 2010   #18
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Are you doing this REMOTELY or will you be at the machine??
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11 Nov 2010   #19
Ejrapurado

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Will be on the machine.
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11 Nov 2010   #20
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

This is simple; we have done this hundreds of times, I have done about 100 so far in our deployment.

Step 1: Remove the XP machine from the domain. (Note the name: FINANCE1)
Step 2: Ghost Image the machine
Step 3: Boot the machine, let it discover the hardware, etc. etc.
Step 4: Activate Windows 7 to your KMS server.
Step 5: Rename machine to OLD XP machine name FINANCE1.
Step 6: Add machine to the domain.

Done!
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