A. Netdom is used in versions of Windows before Windows 7 for command-line domain membership tasks such as joining a computer to a domain. Windows 7 instead provides the PowerShell cmdlet Add-Computer, which allows you to add a computer to a domain or workgroup. The syntax for the command is
Add-Computer <domain name>
The cmdlet allows far more complex execution than Netdom. You can use items such as the organizational unit location of the computer account, credentials, and computer name in the command. Run the command Get-Help Add-Computer for all the syntax options.Related Reading:
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