Add the local computer to a domain or workgroup. Move a computer account from one domain to another. Add-Computer will create new domain computer accounts as required.
Syntax Add-Computer [-DomainName] string [-Credential PSCredential] [-OUPath string] [-Server string] [-Unsecure] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters] Add-Computer [-WorkGroupName] string [-Credential PSCredential] [-PassThru] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters] key -DomainName string A domain for the computer account. This parameter is required. -Credential a user account that has permission to perform this action. The default is the current user. -OUPath string An organizational unit (OU) distinguished name for the domain account. Default value = the default OU for machine objects. -PassThru Pass the object created by this cmdlet through the pipeline. -Server DomainName\ComputerName The domain controller that will add the computer to the domain. Default = the local computer. -Unsecure Perform an unsecure join -WorkGroupName string The name of a work group for the computer. If you omit this parameter, the computer is joined to a domain. -whatIf Describe the command without actually executing it. -confirm Prompt for confirmation before executing the command. CommonParameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable, -OutBuffer -OutVariable.
1) Add the local computer to the SS64 domain using the credentials of the current user:
PS C:\> add-computer -domainname SS64Dom; restart-computer
2) Add the local computer to the SS64 domain by using the SS64Dom\DC01 domain controller:
PS C:\> add-computer -DomainName SS64Dom -Server SS64Dom\DC01 -passthru -verbose
3) Add the local computer to the SS64 domain and place in a specific OU:
PS C:\> Add-Computer -domainname SS64Dom -OUPath OU=Sales,DC=SS64,DC=com -cred SS64Dom\Administrator -passthru
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