How to change a computer name & domain or workgroup in windows 7

     
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: April 17, 2009 Last Updated : April 17, 2009 Introduction

Joining Windows 7 khổng lồ a Domain
In this article I will be showing you how khổng lồ successfully join Windows 7 lớn a domain name, và then how lớn log on to the machine with your tên miền credentials.

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lưu ý : This article was written when Windows 7 was still in BETA 1, changes might occur later khổng lồ the sản phẩm once it is RTM.

You will have sầu first khổng lồ configure your networking web1_settings, so that your machine would be able lớn properly communicate with your Domain Controller.I have a Domain Controller that is configure to be a DNS Server as well, và has its IP address configured as : 192.168.1.1My Windows 7 machine, is configured with the below web1_settings:

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To make sure that your PC can reach your domain controller properly, try to ping your DC, this will ensure that your PC is able to lớn communicate with the DC, và hence can properly join it.

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To join Windows 7 khổng lồ a Domain, follow these steps:

Cliông xã on Start > then right cliông xã on Computer và cliông chồng onProperties
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The basic system information page will open, under Computer name, domain name, and workgroup web1_settings, clichồng on Change Settings
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On the System Properties page, click on Change...
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Under Member of, select the radio button beside Domain: , type the name of the domain you want your Windows 7 to lớn join and then click OK
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A pop up box requesting to enter credentials of an trương mục with rights to join the domain name (with rights lớn create computer accounts), example of such web1_user is one that is member of the Domain Admins Active sầu Directory group. Once the web1_username & password are typed, cliông chồng on OK
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A confirmation pop up box will welcome you to lớn the domain name. Clicking on OK, will result in having another message informing that a reboot for the machine is required to lớn apply the changes. Cliông xã on OK
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Cthất bại System properties page, and on the You must restart your computer pop up message box, cliông xã on Restart Now
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Once your machine is rebooted, press CTRL + ALT + Del to log on
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As you can see, the web1_user that last logged on to the system was a local account web1_user ( machine nameweb1_username ), và we need to log on to the machine with a domain web1_user tài khoản, lớn vày this, click on Switch User
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Cliông xã on Other User
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Type your tên miền web1_user credentials and cliông xã on Enter key khổng lồ log on. chú ý that, as seen in the below image, my domain name name is stated under the web1_username và password textboxes. If it happens that you have your local machine name is shown and not your domain name name, then type the web1_user name in this format : domain name nameweb1_username
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If you want, after you log on khổng lồ the machine, open the basic system properties page ( Right Click Computer > Properties ), and check your computer full name, & the name of the domain your machine is joined to.
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SummaryIn this article, I have sầu shown you how to join Windows 7 lớn a domain name và how khổng lồ successfully log on to lớn the machine with a domain name credentials.