c. Click OK.
5. To join a thin client to a domain, click Network ID.
The Join a Domain or Workgroup wizard is displayed. On the first page of the wizard, select the
option that describes your network.
• Business Network
1. Click Next.
2. Select the option according to your company’s network availability on a domain.
If you select the option, Network with a domain, then you must enter the following
– User Name
– Domain Name
If you select the option— Network without a domain, then you may enter the Workgroup,
and then click Next.
NOTE: You can click Next even if you do not know the workgroup name.
• Home Network — To apply the changes, you must restart the computer, and then click Finish.
NOTE: Before restarting your computer, save any open files and close all programs.
CAUTION: Exercise caution when joining the thin client device to a domain as the profile
downloaded at logon could overflow the cache or flash memory.
When joining the thin client device to a domain, the File Based Write Filter should be disabled so that
the domain information can be permanently stored on the thin client device. The File Based Write
Filter should remain disabled through the next restart as information is written to the thin client on
the restart after joining the domain. This FBWF is especially important when joining an Active
Directory domain. For details on disabling and enabling the File Based Write Filter, see Before
Configuring Your Thin Clients.
To make the domain changes permanent, complete the following:
a. Disable the File Based Write Filter.
b. Join the domain.
c. Restart the thin client.
d. Enable the File Based Write Filter.
NOTE: If you use the Write Filter Enable icon to enable the Write Filter, the restart happens
automatically. By default, the NetXClean utility purges all but selected profiles on the system
when the thin client device starts up or when the user logs off. For information on NetXClean
utility, see Understanding the NetXClean Utility.
Using Roaming Profiles
You can participate in domains by writing roaming profiles to the C drive. The profiles must be
limited in size and it is not retained when the thin client device is restarted. For successful