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Joining a WSS 2012 NAS to an Active Directory Domain


 

Set the NAS to use a DC as its DNS server

  1. From the Start screen click on "Control Panel".
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  2. From "Control Panel", open "Network and Sharing Center".
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  3. From "Network and Sharing Center", click on "Change adapter settings" on the upper left.
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  4. Right-click on the first Ethernet adapter.
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  5. Click on "Properties".
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  6. Scroll down to "Internet Protocol Version 4" (or version 6 if you are using TCP/IPv6), select it and click Properties.
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  7. Set a static IP address (preferable) and set the DC as the preferred DNS server, then click OK.
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Joining the WSS 2012 NAS to the AD domain

  1. Open "Server Manager" on the NAS and select "Local Server".
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  2. Click on the link on the current workgroup name to change in. In this case it is the default "WORKGROUP".
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  3. Click Change in the property sheet that comes up.
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  4. Click on the radio button to select "Domain".
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  5. Type in the domain name. This may need to be the fully qualified domain name depending on your domain configuration.
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  6. You will be asked for a username and password for an account with permission to join the domain. This will probably be a domain administrator.
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  7. After the join is successful, you should get this welcome message. Click OK.
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  8. You will get a notification that a restart is required to complete the operation. Click OK.
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  9. Click Close to close System Properties.
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  10. Click Restart Now to restart the NAS and finish the process to join the NAS to the domain.
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