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Re: [Xen-users] Rapid Windows Provisioning

> A boot-time script is certainly possible. Check out netdom.exe - it
> can change the name and join the machine to the domain. I created a
> script for this kind of work for our junior admins, so they could have
> it on their USB sticks.

I'll look for netdom - last I checked it was only in later versions of Windows 
- Vista and higher.  Maybe there's a download for it for XP - XP is the primary 
version of Windows that I'm interested in provisioning.  Furthermore, AFAICT 
with my experience with netdom on Vista, 2008 and 7, it still requires a 
reboot.  Maybe if the script runs at the right time it will be okay...hard to 

> However, you risk leaving the account password hanging around, if
> you're not careful - it has to be embedded in the script.

Point taken - I'll have to be careful with security on the script.  However, I 
also have an account set up that has absolutely no privileges on my domain 
except to join workstations, so at least it's not a full-blown administrative 
account.  It still warrants some care in handling the script, but it should 
mitigate some of that risk.


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