This blog post will show you the steps for joining a Nano Server to an Active Directory domain. Nano Server do not have any management interface and you will need to perform an offline domain join using PowerShell remote.

[What do you need?]

  • 1x Server VM
    • Hostname: DC1
    • IP address: /24
    • Services: AD, DNS
  • 1x Nano Server VM
    • Hostname: NS1
    • IP address: /24

[Steps to Perform Offline Domain Join]