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    Question Windows 7 - Domain box grayed out

    Hello,

    I am currently trying to connect a laptop to the domain, I have done this fine for the other laptops, but when trying to edit the computer properties from WorkGroup to Domain, the domain box is grayed out and cannot change it.

    I have a feeling that this is something simple that I am missing.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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    I presume it's Windows 7 Professional or Enterprise and not Home?

    Another possibility is a lack of local permissions i.e. not a local administrator.

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    It's running "Windows 7 Home Premium".

    I am logged in with my account on the laptop which is a administrator account.

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    Home versions of windows 7 cannot join a domain. As Michael mentions you need either windows 7 pro or enterprise to allow the domain join

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    Ahh, ok.

    Thank you very much for your help

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