Sunday, 8 November 2015

change a computer Name, join Domain

To change the computer name, to join a domain, use the Computer Name tab in the System Properties dialog box. To locate this tab, use one of the following methods:

  • Click start, right click on my computer, and then click properties.
  • Run command sysdm.cpl.
  • Click start, control panel, click on system and security (in windows 8.1), and then click on system.

[Warning: Before you change computers membership from Workgroup to Domain, be sure that you know the user name and the password for an account in the local Administrators group]

 > Click on change settings.
 > Then click on change in the computer name tab.
 > Change the computer name and tick mark on member of domain, and enter the valid domain name.
 > And then click OK.
 > Another popup window will be open, to enter the name and password of an account with permission to join the domain.
 > And then click OK.
 > After that you must restart your computer for the changes to take effect.