Windows 8 joins a domain

With Windows 8 coming out next year, can mobile computing be controlled by domains?  Part of the security nightmare is the fact that mobile computers cannot be controlled.    Andrew Milam used a domain setup on his computer and how he joined Windows 8 to a domain with a roaming profile.

The steps are the exact same as with any Windows operating system when joining to a domain.  Users would use the desktop icon on the Windows 8 tablet to change into the desktop view of Windows 8.   There the user follows the same steps as they would with Windows 7 when joining a domain.

The above picture shows how Windows 8 has been joined to a Windows domain.

The above screen (right half) shows the PTR record of the Windows 8 tablet as it appears in a DNS record.  The picture to the left is of a Windows 8 roaming desktop on Windows 8.  (This picture also shows how the roaming profile ‘pulled’ the programs and desktop to the desktop of the roaming pc.

The picture to the immediate right shows the folder with the desktop information vs. the information in the left screen.

 

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