Friday, April 8, 2011

How to Change a Network Domain

A network domain is a group of computers connected by a central database, which controls user accounts, permissions and network security. Members of a domain can share resources with one another even if their computers are not in close proximity.

If you add a new computer to your network, or if you are moving a workstation from one network to another, you will need to change your network domain name.

This article will help you to change a network domain.

  1. Open the Start menu and click "Run." Type sysdm.cpl and press "Enter." If you are using Windows Vista or later, enter the command into the search box at the bottom of the Start menu and press "Enter."
  2. Click "Computer Name" in the System Properties menu.
  3. Click "Change."
  4. Select the radio button marked "Domain" and enter the new network domain name.
  5. Click "OK" to return to the System Properties menu, and click "OK" again to save your changes and exit the menu.