We're trying to automate using netdom to join machines to the domain. The only problem we've run into is that the account we created to do this has permissions to add a machine, but cannot remove it. We're having trouble finding where to give it that permission in AD. Can someone clue me in here? Before someone starts suggesting sysprep, understand that aside from this small issue we've got our image process down to two steps: 1) Boot from a floppy or USB drive to start Ghost pulling whichever image we need 2) Return after the image is done and enter the computer name in a DOS window Batch files are great. It renames the PC, reboots it, joins it to the domain, reboots, logs inot the domain, installs antivirus, resets the local admin password, removes the automatic login, cleans up all the batch files, and shuts down. And all we have to do is type the computer name.