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Domain joining thorough RTSM

Created: 21 Mar 2014 • Updated: 22 Mar 2014 | 10 comments
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Hi

We have ITMS 7.5 Installed.

We need to join workgroup system into domain for we have to use Real Time System Manager feature of ITMS 7.5

We have check one at a time we can join one single client into domain. Is there any way to join multiple computers into domain using this feature.

 

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SK's picture

Probably not as rtsm is normally used to remotely manage individual machines.

The easiest way would be to deploy the deploment solution plugin and then use a system configuration task to join them to the domain.

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Hi SK

OK...... But can we join more 1 one system at a time into domain because I am unable to find the way to put more than 1 hostname into it.

SK's picture

Can you not use a token within that task?

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CBZ9104's picture

I didnt get what you saying.......

My question Can I join 50 or 100 systems at a time through using system configuration.

 

SK's picture

I only have my phone with me at the moment so cannot check myself what options that task provided.

If its hostname field accepts the computername token, then you should be able to target multiple resources with it.

If it doesnt, then you will need to use a run script task that uses vbs to perform the domain join, as that task type does accept tokens from what I can remember.

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SK's picture

OK, after looking at "Settings > Deployment > System Configurations > New system configuration" I have fund that indeed you can target multiple machines with one system configuration if they will all receive the same change.

As your goal is to just join them to the same domain, the "Computer name:" field will retain its default value of "Leave existing", and you just need to select the Domain radial button and enter the rlevant details (either just domain name or domain name plus organisational unit name), as well as the credential fields.

Once saved, go to "Manage > Jobs and Tasks", create a new "Deployment and Migration > Apply System Configuration" task, and in the "Use a prdfined system configuration" dropdown list, choose the configuration you have just ceated.

NOTE:  You can also ceate a new confiuration from within this task too, which will be displayed within the same UI once savd, so its up to you at which stage you want to create the configuration. 

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CBZ9104's picture

Hi SK

Thanks a lot for the reply...... What are the pre-requisite to do this successfull

SK's picture

The sma and the ds plugin should be all that is needed.

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Hi SK

We are trying to Join system in domain through ITMS 7.5 System configuration feature but it is failed.

Can you help me out?????

 

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SK's picture

I have just successfully done tis using DS 7.5 HF5.  Here are my steps:

1.  Pushed SMA to Windows 7 Enterprise workgroup machine.

2.  Deployed the DS Plugin to this machine.

3.  Created a system configuration (Settings > Deployment > System Configurations).

           The computer name was left alone, the Domain radial button was selected and the domain FQDN entered, the domain credentails were entered, and the Network Adapters tab was left alone.

4.  Created a new Apply System Confiugration task, and selected the system configuration that I had just created from the dropdown list.

5.  I targeted the workgroup machine using the tasks Quick Apply function.

6.  Task ran successfully and rebooted the machine.

7.  I was presented with the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen indicating that the domain join had worked (workgroup machines usually display a user selection).

8.  I then used the Switch User function to enter a domain users credentials.

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