I'm trying to setup 800 computers to connect to a domain when they were previously managed by Windows SteadyState. I'm very new to this and I have some questions.
I tried setting up DHCP and DNS so that as soon as a computer joins a network, it attempts to join the domain. The only way it connects to the domain now is if I put 192.168.1.2 (DNS/DC/DHCP server) as the primary DNS for Windows 7. I tried setting up Dynamic DNS and it's not really working. Goal of this is to not have to individually type in or go to each computer and change the DNS
Is there any way for new computers to be added quickly? I don't have a list of serial numbers, UUID's or anything. I was hoping that there was a way so that when a computer connects to the network, it shows up in AD and I can then add it to a group.
I was looking at Windows Deployment Services. Is there a way to set custom hostnames for a computer?
Does anyone have any experience deploying AutoCAD 2011 using a network server for licensing? I've been having troubles setting it up.