Sunday, December 5, 2010


Joining Windows 7 Computer To A Domain

In Windows 7 the trust between PC an Domain has changed. Once you have joined a domain using any previous version of windows, you cannot use the same computer name to rejoin the domain. 

If your computer is already in the domain, you will be getting an error while rejoining with the domain controller.  
"The procedure entry point I_NetNameValidate could not be located in the dynamic link library NETAPI32.dll."
Either the computer name should be changed or the previously joined computer needs to be removed from the domain controller.
  • You will have to change the computer name and rejoin the computer to the domain as an Administrator  (or)
  • Go to the domain server and remove the computer from the users and computer option and then try to rejoin the computer.
After a successful joinnig and restart, then add your user name and password. Where as you can also use the netdom tool. But, the netdom tool is only used with a computer that has not changed and was already registered with the Domain.


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