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Joining the ASM to a domain may impact the availability of services on the ASM such as Remote Desktop by denying access to these services through security policies.

Before joining the ASM server to a domain, we recommend for you to review your domain's default security and group policies to verify that required services and access are allowed. You may need to create exceptions for the ASM host to allow the use of services such as Remote Desktop.

Joining the ASM to a Domain

Please note that this operation automatically reboots the ASM to complete.

  1. In Domain Action, select Join to a Domain. Notes:
    • The ASM computer name must be NetBIOS compliant with a maximum length of 15 characters.
    • The name used must match the name used during the Central Site Tasks steps
  2. In Domain Name, enter the name of the domain used by your Microsoft Lync environment.
  3. In User Name, enter the user name of the account with domain administrator privileges.
    (info) This can be entered in the form of username@domain or domain\username
  4. In Password, enter the password of the account with domain administrator privileges.

  5. Click the OKbutton to join to the Domain. A series of status messages will be dispatched when joining to the domain:
    1. Setting hostname step:

    2. Joining to domain step:

    3. ASM Reboot complete:

Un-joining the ASM from a Domain

This is not a common operation, but can be used in the event you have incorrectly joined to the wrong domain. This operation does not reboot the ASM.

If you have already started Deploying the SBA, unjoining will damage the deployment and a Re-initializing the ASM must be performed.

  1. In Domain Action, select Unjoin from Current Domain.

  2. Click OK. The following status message is dispatched: