Due to COVID-19 Situation, IT Support Admins have a toughest time in providing remote support to users. Worst case would be Hardware failure, disk failure or operating system crash, for this cases Hardware can be replaced by shipping a new computer with OS system loaded. When OS crashes remotely can restore from system restore point or Making a USB bootable disk downloading the image from computer Manufacture site. Now you have computer with OS, how can we bring this system back to corporate network?
Now We will find solution to:
How to add Window10 computer to domain over VPN?
How to create and add domain user profile over VPN?
Install any remote access tool like Teamviewer,anydesk,remotepc,logemein. I prefer to work with TeamViewer now, get access to computer, apply personal password for unattended access( under options>security>personal password (for unattended access).enable start TeamViewer with Windows, which is very important.
Now you have complete control over the computer. First set password to Administrator. Install Cisco VPN Client software or any other VPN client on the computer.
Connect your vpn client to your company network. join the computer to domain. Reboot the computer.
Windows 10 has new feature, the computer will get connected to your WIFI logged into the computer. You can see network WIFI icon on to right bottom side, With this TeamViewer get connected to network and you will get over the computer again without any approval as you have enabled unattended access.
Login to computer with local administrator account then connect to VPN, then add domain user account into Windows10 Computer through Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsUser Accounts or from computer management>local users and computers>groups. After adding domain user to group. Reboot your computer again.
Once Windows10 computer boots up, you should get control over TeamViewer and should see the logon screen. Now You should login with domain user account, but it wont authenticate as system is not on company network. Wndows10 comes with a best feature and helpful to IT admins in handy.
You remember that system was installed with VPN client software(Cisco VPN Client).In the logon screen you should see a computer icon on to right bottom side, if you click on it you will see a pop with vpn client pops up asking for username and password, type in credentials and connect to VPN. Now enter your Windows domain account id and Password, user profile will start to configure and present your own desktop. Remotely you have now adding computer to domain, created user profile, with all necessary settings.
For Windows 7 computers, check this How to Create Domain user Profile over VPN?
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