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Adding PC To Domain - Can someone check this script?

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Hi, i want to add a new PC to the AD domain and change the PC name. Below is a script i've found on this site and modified - i've tried this on my home pc but nothing happens when i click join- any idea where its gone wrong?

#include <GuiConstants.au3>
GuiCreate("PC to Domain Creator", 386, 218, 490,359)
$edt_pc_name = GuiCtrlCreateInput("New PC Name", 16, 25, 169, 21)
$edt_uname = GuiCtrlCreateInput("Username", 16, 50, 169, 21)
$edt_pw = GuiCtrlCreateInput("Password", 16, 75, 169, 21)
$btn_join = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Join Domain", 112, 125, 73, 25)
$btn_cancel = GuiCtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 112, 160, 73, 25)
$GroupBox1 = GuiCtrlCreateGroup("Current Information", 200, 16, 169, 153)
$pc_name = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 40, 90, 13)
$current_user = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 60, 90, 13)
$pc_ip = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 80, 90, 13)
$os_build = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 100, 90, 13)
$service_pack = GuiCtrlCreateLabel("", 230, 120, 90, 13)
$Animate1 = GUICtrlCreateAvi  ("shell32.dll",152, 88, 130, 16, 16)
GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 0 )
While 1
    $msg = GuiGetMsg()
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
    Case $msg = $btn_cancel
    Case $msg = $btn_join
        $domain = ("MyCompanysDomainName")
        $pc_name = GUICtrlRead($edt_pc_name)
        $username = GUICtrlRead($edt_uname)
        $password = GUICtrlRead($edt_pw)
  ;edit $cmd below to make sure your command line is passed correctly.
        $cmd = "netdom.exe " & @ComputerName & " /userd:" & $domain & "\" & $username & " /password:" & $password
        GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 1)
  ;RunWait(@ComSpec & " /C " & $cmd,"",@SW_HIDE)
        GUICtrlSetState($Animate1, 0)
    Case Else

Func _UpdateLabels();update labels here

Edited by experience

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A couple of things could cause problems in that script.

a) if you change the computer name and or the user name then the system needs to be restarted.

:) if you did not change anything then

1) Does your MsgBox display the proper string?

Yes) uncomment the line (Run) below the MsgBox.

No) Edit the $Cmd line as noted in the script.

If it still won't run then check that the computer and user names are correct and that the domain actually exists.

Hints: I would change the Msg Loop to a Switch instead of the Select

Since you are only using 1 GUIConstant why do you want to include the entire GUIConstants file? There are other choices.

1) replace the #include line with Constant $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE = -3

2) delete te #include line and just change the reference to $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE to -3 (my preference)

Your Switch should read similar to this but you add in the actual code as required

$Msg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $Msg
Case $Btn_Cancel, -3
Case $Btn_Join
   ;;Place the code here
Case Else
   ;; Do nothing


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Hey Experience,

I didn't scan your script, but I have already created a script that does go through the process of joining a machine to the domain. It also creates domain controllers so some of the functionality is overkill, but you should be able to use it to get the code to just do the join.

Also, as GeoSoft said, you have to reboot after you change a computer name. It will allow you to change the computer name and join a domain but after the reboot you will have problems since it technically joins the machine with the SID/Computername of the current session/boot.

Here is the link, you can do a search as well maybe.

AD Domain Creation script..

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