How to add a computer to a domain?

(or) How to make an Active Directory Client?


Follow this sequence:

  • Right Click on My Computer and select Properties.
  • Click on the Computer Name tab.
  • Click the Change button next to “To rename this computer or Join a Domain…”
  • Provide the NetBIOS Name (Eg. TechNation).
  • Select More
  • Provide the Full Domain Name, eg.
  • Click OK
  • Type the Admin Username and Password when prompted to do so


– – – your computer will now restart.