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Joining and removing a server from an Active Directory domain using Netdom.exe


This article addresses joining and removing a server from an Active Directory (AD) domain using Netdom on a server running Windows Server Core.





Perform the following step to join a server to an AD domain using Netdom.

Type netdom join %computername% /domain:vdom /reboot and press Enter to join the server to the vdom domain and reboot.

Perform the following step to remove a server to an AD domain using Netdom.

Type netdom remove %computername% /domain:vdom /reboot and press Enter to remove the server from the vdom domain and reboot.

Replace the domain name vdom with the correct domain name when joining or removing the server from the domain.
User credentials may be required when joining or removing the server from the domain. It is dependent upon the credentials used to logon to the server. Add /userD:Administrator /passwordD:* to the Netdom command to specify the use of the domain Administrator account. Type the domain Administrator password when prompted.
Example: netdom join %computername% /domain:vdom /userD:Administrator /passwordD:* /reboot


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Article ID: HOW10118

Last Date Modified: 08/28/2014 03:21 PM


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