Join Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 into Active Directory Domain

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This article will talk about joining Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 into Active Directory domain. Joining Hyper-V server into Active Directory domain help you to achieve simplified remote management, improved security and the incentive to use Hyper-V Server or Windows Server Core as opposed to GUI Windows Server is stronger.In addition to that, Shared Nothing Live Migration requires domain membership. When you join Hyper-V 2016 host into Active Directory, It automatically open the required firewall ports. Domain accounts will be added into hyper-v host as local administrator.You can use group policy that locks your host when added into domain. You can authenticate with expiring Kerberos tickets instead of transmitting user name/password combinations that are valid until someone remembers that they should change passwords occasionally. It also allows the Secure DNS registration with the help of AD integrated DNS. Let’s take a look at how to join Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 server into Active Directory domain using Sconfig.cmd.

Join Hyper-V 2016 into Active Directory Domain

Login to your Hyper-v host using administrator credentials and Enter number “1” to change the computer name or Join to the AD domain.

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Enter “D”  to join the hyper-v host into AD domain and “W” to join the hyper-v host into Workgroup. Since I want to join the Hyper-v host into Active Directory domain, I pressed “D” and Hit Enter

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Enter the domain name to Join the Active Directory host. My domain name is md.lab. Hit enter to continue joining host into domain.

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Enter the authorized domain user account to join the Hyper-V host into AD domain and hit Enter.

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Type in the password for the authorized user account.

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If want to change the computer name before restarting the computer, Click Yes. Since I have already changed the computer name, I hit “NO”

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You are required to restart the server to apply any changes to domain or workgroup membership. Click on “Yes” to restart your Hyper-V host.

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After the server reboot, You will be able to see the domain name in which Hyper-v host is joined into.

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That’s it. We are done with Joining Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 into Active Directory domain. We will take a look at the other Server configuration in the upcoming posts. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!! Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.

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