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December 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hello!

I'm trying to join some computers to an Read only domain controller using powershell. The computer accounts already exist with a specific password set. In the past we've used a VBScript to join computers to the rodc using the correct computer account credentials. Looking at the powershell Add-Computer cmdlet I do not see any way to specify a computer account password.

Does anyone know how to accomplish this with Powershell?

December 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

You can't write anything to a RODC – by definition they are read only.

You have to join computers to the domain through a full domain controller

December 23, 2013 at 10:20 am

Richard, that is not true.

You cannot write to RODC but you can join to and RODC if you're attaching to an existing account with a known password, I do it regularly.

See: http://jorgequestforknowledge.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/domain-join-through-an-rodc-instead-of-an-rwdc/