add remote workstation to domain

Keith Miller 21 Reputation points

I have a Government workstation(s) most are windows 10 Pro that have fallen off the Domain, how/If can I remotely add them back to the domain, let me say setting up a VPN is not an option..

Thanks for any help that can be offered

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    From PowerShell you can try;
    Test-ComputerSecureChannel -Repair

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  2. Daisy Zhou 18,701 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hello @Keith Miller ,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Hope the information provided by DSPatrick above is helpful.

    Or you can reset secure channel password by steps below for workstation(s) that have fallen off the Domain.

    1. Logon these workstations using local Administrator account.
    2. Open CMD (run as Administrator).
    3. Run the command below on the computers.
      Netdom resetpwd /s:target_server /ud:mydomain\domain_admin /pd:*

    /s: server is the name of the domain controller to use for setting the machine account password. This is the server where the KDC is running.
    /ud: domain\User is the user account that makes the connection with the domain you specified in the /s parameter. This must be in domain\User format. If this parameter is omitted, the current user account is used.
    /pd: * specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /ud parameter. Use an asterisk (*) to be prompted for the password.

    For more information, please refer to link below.
    How to use Netdom.exe to reset machine account passwords of a Windows Server domain controller

    Hope the information above is helpful.

    Should you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,
    Daisy Zhou


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  3. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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