Add a user to an NIS domain

To add a user to an NIS domain

Note

You must be a member of the Domain Administrators group to complete this procedure. There is no command-line method for this procedure. The logon name of the user must comply with UNIX user-naming conventions. It must contain only lowercase alphabetic and numeric characters, no more than eight characters, and at least one alphabetic character. It must not include either a colon (:) or a newline character. A user identifier (UID), default shell, and home directory are automatically assigned to the user. If your NIS domain has special requirements for these values, you can change them when you add the user to the domain or at any later time.

To add a user to an NIS domain
  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

    To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

    You can also open Active Directory Users and Computers from within Server Manager, by expanding Roles and then Active Directory Domain Services in the hierarchy pane, and then selecting Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, click the Users folder.

  3. In the details pane, right-click the user you want to add to the NIS domain, and then click Properties.

  4. Click the UNIX Attributes tab.

  5. In the NIS Domain list, click the domain to which you want to add the user.

  6. In the Primary group name/GID list, click the name of the user's primary group, and then click OK.

  7. In the details pane, right-click the group you selected as the user's primary group, and then click Properties.

  8. Click the UNIX Attributes tab, and then click Add.

  9. In the Available NIS Users list, click the name of the user you just added to the domain, click Add, and then click OK.