Adding a remote computer to my network domain at home.

By jonathan.pusey ·
Hi people,

I have a windows server 2003 environment at home and i want to add my friend's pc to my domain. does anybody know how i can do this if he is not on my network?

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Set up a VPN connection

by curlergirl In reply to Adding a remote computer ...

First of all, you need to have a static IP address on your Internet connection. If you don't already have one, you can look into the web sites that provide dynamic-to-static IP mapping (google "dynamic DNS" and you'll find more info).

Then, set up the RRAS (Routing and Remote Access) service on your server, and give your friend a user name and password for your domain. He/she can then create a VPN connection to your server's static IP address over the Internet. This will give that user access to whatever resources on your server you want to give permissions for.

You may have to do some reading on how to setup and configure RRAS, but it's not too difficult if you have any server admin background.

Hope this helps!

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by lowlands In reply to Adding a remote computer ...

You can't add a PC to your domain if it is not on your network. The question would be, why do you want to add a PC that is not on your network?

I guess it could be done if you set up a VPN like connection from your friends house into your network.

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You can but

by CG IT In reply to Adding a remote computer ...

you create a computer account in the computers OU in Active Directory using the computer name. However a SID isn't granted to the computer until its [the computer] actually joins the domain. To do that, it's gotta be plugged into the domain either wired, wireless or VPN in. you'll need administrator credentials to join the computer to the domain once a connection is made.

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