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Enterprise: joining the domain does not work

Enter the Domain Settings

The tab page Domain / Workgroup is the place where you enter the relevant Domain information:

Click on verify, and the entered information will be verified. A separate window will show the progress.

Click on Apply when done. After clicking on Apply, the Reboot button will be enabled.
It is recommended to reboot the AADS Terminal Server after applying the Domain settings.


Domain Server

The field “Domain Server” is optional. Preferable you should not use it.
In case you do not use the field “Domain Server”, the AADS Terminal Server will automatically determine which PDC and / or BDC is available.

If you enter a netbios name of a PDC or of a BDC, the AADS Terminal Server will only use this one PDC/BDC for its domain functions. The AADS Terminal Server will not fallback to another PDC or BDC in case the assigned PDC / BDC is not available.

When the Domain, the network and the AADS Terminal Servers are correctly configured, the AADS Terminal Server is always able to determine the Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and the Backup Domain Controller(s) (BDCs).

However, if the network is not configured correctly, the AADS Terminal Server might have a problem:

In this case you can consider to enter a netbios name in the Domain Server field, in order to compensate for the mis-configuration of the network.


Trouble shooting Domain Server

When the AADS Terminal Server reboots, it joins the domain. If this does not work correctly, examine the following:

A fix for troubles related to Domain Joining

Because the AADServer was deleted from Active Directory, when now joining the AADServer again to the Domain, fresh, new settings will be applied in the Active Directory Administration, and all should be OK. 


Example configuration

PDC

BDC

Network card of AADS Terminal Server:

The AADS Terminal Server uses both the PDC and BDC for its DNS-settings and for its default gateway.
The AADS Terminal Server has nothing entered in the field Domain Server, because

In this example configuration, it is not required to enter a Domain Server in the AADS Maintenance Control.
The field Domain Server should be empty.


Trouble shooting Domain Server

When the AADS Terminal Server reboots, it joins the domain. If this does not work correctly, examine the following:


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