Adding Windows Computers to a Windows Server 2012 Domain


  • Level: Intermediate
  • Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy
  • Date Created: March 22, 2013
  • Length of Class: 22:05



Purpose of Class

  • This class teaches students how to add a Windows 8 Computer to a Windows Server 2012 Domain.

Class Notes

  • Windows 8 Business Version  – Only Business class Windows Operatings Systems can join a Domain (Windows 8 Pro/ Enterprise, Windows 7 Pro/ Ultimate, Windows Vista Business/ Ultimate, XP Pro)
  • Go to Server Manager  – Tools – Active Directory Users and Computers
  • Verify Client Computer is receiving the DHCP IP Address from the Windows 2012 Server
  • To add to Domain on Client Computer Go to: Search – System –  “Change Settings” – Network ID Wizard


Eli the Computer Guy (2030 Posts)

Eli the Computer Guy has 16 years experience in technology being the guy to fix "it". From the Army, to building out new satellite offices for the enterprise, to running his own shop with 9 full time employees Eli has real world experience with almost all systems that technicians will be working with. Eli has 1600 hours of formal technical beyond his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice on technologies ranging from Avaya PBX/ Audix to Microsoft, Red Hat Linux, MySQL, Cisco and much more.

2 Responses to Adding Windows Computers to a Windows Server 2012 Domain

  • sandman says:

    I want to thank you for you video’s……have learned a lot from you

  • Joey says:

    Hi Eli,

    After following your video tutorial I try to add a computer (win8 pro) to my domain but can’t get it done. I get an error that the computer cannot connect AD DC…

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