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I have about 8 PCs and I need to add them to the domain but I am out of the office for a few weeks. I would need to remote into these computers that I know. How can I RDP into a computer that is not on my domain though? I could have users download teamviewer or something but is there any programs I could use to push RDP to remote PCs?

I`m using Windows Server 2003. Is there some way I can do this if I know the computers' name or IP-address?

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Use Remote Desktop to logon to each computer using a local account (For example use .\administrator for the local administrator account). Then use the GUI to join the domain (right-click "Computer"...select "Properties"...click "Advanced system settings"...click "Computer Name" tab...click "Change"). The netdom command is useful, but may be a bit complicated for a novice.

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ahh gotcha.. I have another question should I ask here or start a new one? –  user160605 Feb 19 '13 at 16:08

You just connect directly to its name or IP address and log on with a local account.

Of course, if all you are doing is joining the computers to a domain, you could just skip the remote desktop junk and use netdom join.

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im sorry how do I do that.. Im a noob haha thANKS –  user160605 Feb 19 '13 at 3:51
    
Ahhh I do this from the server right? –  user160605 Feb 19 '13 at 13:57

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