Add A Computer To An Active Directory Domain With Powershell

This box is the infamous domain-join box that comes up whenever adding a computer to a domain. If you’re still adding computers via this method though, you’re doing it the hard way. This process requires logging onto a machine, performing about a dozen mouse clicks, rebooting, and waiting. Why not just do this?
Active Directory domain join

This PowerShell snippet above connects remotely to the computer NAMEHERE, attempts to join it to the domain and then afterward restarts it. No more logging on computers and clicking around.

This method not only speeds up joining a domain on a single machine but also can easily extend to multiple devices as well if the computer names are stored somewhere else, like a text file.

Read the full article at 4SysOps.

Adam Bertram

Chief Automator at Adam the Automator, LLC
Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 PowerShell hero and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print and online publications and presents at various user groups and conferences.You can find Adam here on the blog or on Twitter at @adbertram.

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