In this article we are going to take a look about how to rename the windows 2008 server and joining it to the domain.
Before that let’s configure the NIC. I have configured the NIC as follows
Then go to the properties of the My Computer
Click on the change settings now.
Under computer name click on change button. Here change the name of the computer. I am going to name it as E2007.
You will get a pop up stating that it must be restarted. Click ok.
Now click on restart button.
After the restart then again go to the properties of My Computer. Now you can see the computer name changed to E2007. Now click on change settings.
Under the Computer Name click on change and now select the domain under member of and enter the domain name.
Now you will be prompted for user name and password. Enter it and click ok.
After that you will get a welcome message. And reboot the server.
Post the reboot you need to log in to the server. But be careful that it will ask you to log in to the local server account. So click on Switch User
Now click on Other user.
Enter the domain\username and password and now you can login to the server.
Congratulations. You have renamed and joined the server to the domain.
Hopefully you have learned something new today. If you have any questions feel free to get back to me.