Attach Windows 8 to a Domain

My personal test lab has a fully functional Windows Domain in order to properly test my applications for corporate networks.  As a result, I require all of my windows boxes, when possible, to be attached to my domain for further testing purposes.  Since I’ve just added a few Windows 8 boxes, I had to “learn” the attachment process all over again.

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After the system reboots, I’m presented with the customized disclaimer message I configured for my domain users… which was the expected results.

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Now that my system is attached to the domain, I’ll want to log in with my Domain account…

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Then I’m presented with the new default windows 8 screen…

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But let’s say I want my domain account to be linked to my Windows Live account.

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Warning… the tab button does not work on this user/pass screen… grrrr!

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Please leave your comments and questions below!

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PowerShell: Test-Host

       
       .Synopsis
            Test to see if this host is online and accessible.
       
        .Description
            Sends two pings the the hostname, then attempts to access the admin share for this host.
       
        .Parameter HostName
            Hostname or IP address to be tested.
       
        .Parameter skipPingTest
            This will allow you to skip the ping test when validating a host is up.
       
        .Parameter skipShareTest
            This will allow you to skip the share test when validating a host is up.
       
        .Example
            Test-Host DanielPC
            Description
            ———–
            Tests the host with both two pings and an admin share connection test.
           
        .Example
            Test-Host DanielPC -p
            Test-Host DanielPC -skipPingTest
            Description
            ———–
            Tests the host by admin share test and skips the ping test…
       
        .Example
            Test-Host DanielPC -s
            Test-Host DanielPC -skipShareTest
            Description
            ———–
            Tests the host by ping test only and skips the admin share test…
           
        .Example
            "DanielPC " | Test-Host
            Description
            ———–
            Receives input from the pipeline for testing if a host is online or not.
           
        .OUTPUTS
            Boolean
       
        .NOTES
            NAME:       Test-Host
            AUTHOR:     Daniel Moran
            Website:    http://www.moranit.com
            LASTEDIT:   04/18/2011
            #Requires   -Version 2.0
       
        .LINK
            https://danielheth.com/2011/04/18/powershell-test-host/

Changing the Mac OS X hostname…

Run this command in Terminal:

sudo scutil --set HostName Daniel-MM.moranit.local

This is what it looked like for me:

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But that’s not all… all that does is change the name when you type “hostname” at a terminal window…

What if you want to change it and your using BigFix or something like that…

Go to Applications->System Preferences->Sharing

change the “Computer Name” field to the desired value

also click “Edit” and change that too…

 

Then your all done.