Server 2003 Tutorials

This tutorial explains how to create a domain administrator account and use it to add client computers in domain network step by step with examples.

On Server computer Login from administrative account and open Active directory users and computers.
Active directory and computers

Right click on Users folder and select User form New options
new user in ads

In open window fill the user information and click on next
user account in ads

On password screen give password and remove tick mark from User must change password at next login
password to user

On summary screen click on Finish button
ads user accounts

Verify that you have successfully created user accounts
user vinita

Now make this user the member of built in Domain Admins group
Default domain admins

User must be show in the Member tab of Domain Admins group's properties
add user in domain

Now create a computer account for client computer. Right click on Computers folder And select Computer from New options
new computer

Give client computer name [ Make sure you give exact same name which you have on client computer, Check it before giving here on client computer ]
computer name

On managed screen Do not check on This is a managed computer Click on next
manage computer

On next screen click on finish
wizard finsih

Next step is to grant the access of add client in domain. To do this open domain controller security policy
domain controller security policy

In left pane expand the local polices. In local polices select User Rights Assignment and in right pane double click on Add workstation to domain
user rights

Now add administrators [group], administrator [Account], and Vinita[ User which you want to grant the access]
user rights

Now refresh the group policy by running GPUPDATE commands in run

Adding clinet computer in domain

On client computer login from administrator account.
login from administartor

Right click on My computer and Select Properties In properties click on Network ID button from Computer name tab
my computer properties

On welcome screen click on next
welcome to network

On Connecting to network screen select This computer is part of a business network, and I use it to connect to other computers at work
how to use computer

On next screen select My company uses a network with a domain
connect to network

On network information screen click on next
network information

On account and domain information screen give user name to Vinita and it's password [ user account which we created in our previous article] set domain to [ Your domain name ] and click on next.
fill user information

Now it will search for computer account in ADS. [ We have created a computer account for this computer in ADS in our last article. ] Click on yes
use account

You can use this account to login in server form client computer. But we are not going to use this account for login process. So select Do not add a user at this time and click on next
donot add user

After few minute a welcome message will appear on screen click on it.
welcome domain

System reboot is required to take the effect. Restart the system

After reboot system will be the member of domain network. There are several way to confirm the membership of domain which we already discussed in our previous article.