How to Find a Network Domain Name

Organizations use network domains to connect a group of workstation computers, often to share files, printers and other network resources. With this setup, the domain is controlled by one main server computer while the rest of the computers connect into it for networking capabilities. If your computer workstation is part of a networked domain, you can find the network domain name on the computer’s "System Properties" settings.

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Users can find the domain name of a networked computer in the "System Properties" settings.

Windows XP

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Click the "Start" button on the computer's desktop to launch the Start menu.

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Choose the "Control Panel" from the Start menu and click "Performance and Maintenance."

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Double-click "System" to launch the "System Properties" window.

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Navigate to the "Computer Name" tab. You will see the name of the network domain listed next to the "Domain:" entry.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

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Click the "Start" button on the desktop to launch the Start menu.

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Right-click on "Computer" and choose "Properties." This will open the "System Properties" window.

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Examine the information under the "Computers name, domain, and workgroup settings" header. You will see the name of the network domain listed next to the "Domain:" entry.