unable to get a computer to join the domain using an answer file for Windows 7

by Kumar on February 24, 2011 · 1 comment

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I’ve read some previous solutions, but none of them have worked for me. I’m looking for an answer file that’ll prompt for a machine name and then join it to a domain. I’ve tried about 8 or 9 other solutions, but none of them have worked. My answer file does everything I need it to do, but add the computer to the domain. the following is an excerpt from my answer file. I’ve left out the stuff that actually works:


Password Username




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1 prashanth February 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I’ve been using the deployment toolkit. Unfortunately we can’t use the whole MS system because it won’t work for multicasting. We’re trying to get as close as possible to what we need with the image manager, then deploy it using Ghost. Not the ideal situation, but it ‘s what we have. I am interested in the bind script that pnorris99 talked about. Is this something someone else made, or is it something I’ve overlooked that came with the microsoft tools? I’m not an expert at scripting yet, but I’m working on it.

I thought I’d better give a more detailed decription of what we’re trying to achieve.
Using the Windows System Image Manager, create an answer file that will.
1. set all international locations to en-US. (done)
2. In shell setup insert the Orgnization and Owner and set the time zone. (done)
3. Activate the Administrator account and login automatically 1 time. (done)
4. Ask only for the computer name at start up. (done)
5. Join to a domain. (Not done yet) another of the problems has been; even if I get it to join the domain, the trust between the computer an the domain controller is still not working.

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