Joining an NT domain using the command line?

Matt Chapman m.chapman at
Fri Apr 9 01:56:32 GMT 1999

Iain Rae wrote:
> imagecast generates SID's ok and changes the hostname but won't
> postconfigure the domain appropriately. If we clone a PC which is already
> in the domain it will set everything up but in order to get logons working
> you have to mess with the control panel as described in the NTDOM FAQ.

Try cloning a PC which is already in the domain and then cloning its
smbpasswd entry, so that the trust password is the same.

There is nothing special about the process of "joining a domain"; it
just involves a synchronisation of secrets.


Matt Chapman
m.chapman at

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