TR Dojo Challenge: How do you increase the number of workstations a user can join to a Windows domain?

Windows Server 2000/2003 limits the machines you can add to a domain. If you can get around this limitation, you could earn a TechRepublic coffee mug?

This week's TR Dojo Challenge question was inspired by an email I received from TechRepublic member Alexandru P. The help desk technicians in Alexandru's organization are currently limited in the number of machines they can add to their Windows domain, and this has become a problem.

So, here's the question: How do you increase the number of workstations a user can join to a Windows domain?

About the TR Dojo Challenge Series

Each Wednesday, I publish a new question designed to test the technical skills and IT prowess of our TechRepublic members. You can submit an answer to the question by posting it within this post's discussion thread.

I'll accept answer submissions for one week after I post the question. At the end of the week, I'll consider the question closed and review the answers. The member who submitted the first, best answer will be featured in a follow-up TR Dojo Challenge article, posted on Thursday the week following the question's publication. For being featured on the site, they will also earn themselves a bit of TechRepublic swag-a coffee mug and laptop sticker.

The rules:

  1. Only answers submitted within one week of the initial question's publication date will be considered for the follow-up article and swag.
  2. All answers must be original and must consist of more than a link or links to third-party resources.
  3. I will choose the correct response from the answers submitted and my decision is final.

Good Luck!


Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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