Windows Server 2012 R2 was released on October 18, 2013. As with Windows Server 2012, the Datacenter and Standard editions are feature-identical, varying only based on licensing (particularly licensing of virtual instances). The Essentials edition has the same features as the Datacenter and Standard products, with some restrictions. Windows Server 2012 R2 was succeeded by Windows Server 2016.
In this guide we’ll go through the steps to allow a domain user, to add a computer to the domain. This can be nice in scenarios where some of the preparation for a PC is done by office staff, or if there are branch offices that need to re-join after resetting a PC and so-on.
An authenticated user, has by default the right to join up to 10 computers to the domain. After exceeding this limit the user will recieve an error message.
To get around this we can delegate the right to Create Computer Objects in Active Directory. This ensures that there is no restriction on number of computer objects that the user with this delegation right can add to the domain.
The best way of achieving this is by delegating control to a “Security Group” that we create in “Active Directory”
Delegating rights to User/Group with Active Directory Users and Computers