Windows SBS 2008 tries to provides a similar experience to SBS 2003 R2 with regards to adding workstations to the domain, however, there are some key differences, the
main one is that it is no longer needed to perform any action on the server to pre-create a computer account. Another important change is that the provided connect computer
solution can be run even if the machine is already a member of the domain to change user access permissions or add a new user to the machine, this can also be done from
the SBS console at the server as seen in previous modules, but by doing it from the workstation you also have the option to move a local profile and use it with the domain
user. Keep in mind that if the machine was a member of another domain, the domain profile will not be available to be moved.
Important: If the workstation was a member of another domain and you are trying to connect it to the new SBS 2008 domain, there is no need to drop to a workgroup first,
you can just run the connect computer wizard and it will join the new domain. Remember, domain profiles cannot be moved automatically by the connect computer wizard.
Hope this helps.
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