Unable to add Windows 2008 to AD
From time to time anyone can make stupid mistake, typo or just simply make a wrong assumption. This time it was me . Whenever I tried to deploy VM with Windows 2008 R2 or with Windows 7 it never got add to Windows AD automatically, even if I specified domain and valid credentials in vSphere customization profile. So, it took me a while to discover where was a problem, wrong domain name and credential format. Which used to work with Windows 2003 and Windows XP.
Just in case you didn’t know it before, make sure that you put domain and credentials into customization in the same format like below:
- Domain – FQDN of domain
- credentials: username@domain_FQDN