Name the Systems and Join to Windows Domain

How to join a Storage Spaces cluster to a Windows Domain and rename the nodes.

In this article, we are joining the Spaces to a Windows Domain.  Join every node to your domain and rename the nodes to match your IT standard naming scheme.

This is done in the standard Windows methodology via the Server Manager GUI. The PowerShell equivalent is provided below. This must be done on both nodes.


This step may already be done from the initial installation of the Quick Start Guide.

$UserName = "administrator"
$SecurePassword = "YourPassword" | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $UserName, $SecurePassword
Add-Computer -computername  -domainname  -credential $credential –Restart

All nodes will have to be rebooted.

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