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Dell Storage with Microsoft Storage Spaces Deployment Guide

Renaming the computer and joining a domain

Each server node in the cluster must be a member server of the same domain. The account used to build and create the cluster must have full administrative user rights on the cluster server nodes. You can use a domain user account, but it must have create computer objects and read all properties rights on the domain.

  1. In the Server Manager graphical user interface (GUI), select Local Server.
  2. Select the computer name displayed in blue. For example, figure here shows the computer name as " WIN-9I4698IC3RR".
    Figure 1. Renaming the computer This image shows renaming the computer
  3. In the Systems Properties dialog box, click Change.
  4. In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog box, complete the following task:
    1. In the Computer Name box, type the new computer name.
    2. Under Member of, select Domain, and then type the domain name in the box.
    3. Click OK.
    4. When prompted, restart the computer.
  5. Make a note of the new computer name, because you require this information when selecting servers to join the cluster as nodes.

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