b. Enter the domain of your choice.
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
• 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 information:
– 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. 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
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 File Based Write Filter Enable icon to enable the File Based 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 the NetXClean utility, see Understanding the
Using Roaming Profiles
Roaming profile works in any client any where and is not necessary to use the same client. 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 downloading and proper functioning, there must be sufficient flash space available for roaming
profiles. Sometimes, it may be necessary to remove software components to free space for roaming profiles. But Dell does not
recommend you to remove any software components.