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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Domain—Tasks

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Unless otherwise indicated, the following tasks assume you already have the Active Directory Domains and Trusts console open. You must be a member of the Domain Admins group to perform these tasks.

Raise Domain Functional Level

Remember that this process is irreversible.

Right-click on a domain Raise Domain Functional Level

You can also raise the domain functional level by right-clicking on the domain in Active Directory Users and Computers. To change the forest functional level, see Forest later in this chapter.

Create a New Domain

See Domain Controller later in this chapter.

Add a Computer to a Domain

You can either join a Windows 2003/2000/XP computer to a domain when installing the operating system or afterwards. If afterwards, do this:

Control Panel System Computer Name Change select Domain type DNS name of domain OK specify credentials of a Domain Admin account reboot

This creates a computer account in the domain. You can also create the computer account ahead of time using Active Directory Users and Computers.

Manage a Domain

Right-click on a domain Manage

This opens the Active Directory Users and Computers console with the focus on the selected domain.

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