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    Unattended ComputerName + Join Domain - Windows 7 Part 2

    Hello all,

    A while ago I posted my Windows 7 unattend.xml file, and joined a test workstation to my test domain with no problems: Unattended ComputerName + Join Domain - Windows 7

    I now come to the real deal and the unattend.xml file runs correctly, but the workstation doesn't join the domain. Instead of joining a domain called TEST it joins a workgroup called TEST, despite the fact I have clearly specified domain in my answer file.

    The workstations in question are using signed drivers, and the username and password provided are correct. When I join the workstation manually to the domain, everything authenticates OK.

    I've researched this problem and I've only found one other post describing this problem without a solution. I originally created the answer file using WAIK. Any suggestions would be appreciated

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    Have you used the fully qualified name of your domain in the answer file? I think it has to be domain.com, not just domain for the answer file to work properly. That's how I did it anyway.

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    I'll try this, many thanks!

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    Just to clarify, does it have to be the FQDN in both domain fields?

    Code:
    <Domain>DOMAIN.random.random</Domain>
                        <Username>ADMINISTRATOR</Username>
                        <Password>PASSWORD</Password>
                    </Credentials>
                    <JoinDomain>DOMAIN.random.random</JoinDomain>

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    I never used the unattend script to join the domain, as it caused problems here (I used a command line util as part of sysprep instead), but yeah, I would always use the FQDN whenever I had to enter it in the unattend file.

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    Just to confirm using the FQDN in both fields now works. The workstation runs through mini setup and joins the domain correctly! Many thanks!



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