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win_domain_membership - Manage domain/workgroup membership for a Windows host

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manages domain membership or workgroup membership for a Windows host. Also supports hostname changes.
  • This module may require subsequent use of the win_reboot action if changes are made.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dns_domain_name
When state is domain, the DNS name of the domain to which the targeted Windows host should be joined.
domain_admin_password
Password for the specified domain_admin_user.
domain_admin_user
required
Username of a domain admin for the target domain (required to join or leave the domain).
domain_ou_path
(added in 2.4)
The desired OU path for adding the computer object.
This is only used when adding the target host to a domain, if it is already a member then it is ignored.
hostname
The desired hostname for the Windows host.
state
    Choices:
  • domain
  • workgroup
Whether the target host should be a member of a domain or workgroup.
workgroup_name
When state is workgroup, the name of the workgroup that the Windows host should be in.

Examples

# host should be a member of domain ansible.vagrant; module will ensure the hostname is mydomainclient
# and will use the passed credentials to join domain if necessary.
# Ansible connection should use local credentials if possible.
# If a reboot is required, the second task will trigger one and wait until the host is available.
- hosts: winclient
  gather_facts: no
  tasks:
  - win_domain_membership:
      dns_domain_name: ansible.vagrant
      hostname: mydomainclient
      domain_admin_user: [email protected]
      domain_admin_password: password123!
      domain_ou_path: "OU=Windows,OU=Servers,DC=ansible,DC=vagrant"
      state: domain
    register: domain_state

  - win_reboot:
    when: domain_state.reboot_required



# Host should be in workgroup mywg- module will use the passed credentials to clean-unjoin domain if possible.
# Ansible connection should use local credentials if possible.
# The domain admin credentials can be sourced from a vault-encrypted variable
- hosts: winclient
  gather_facts: no
  tasks:
  - win_domain_membership:
      workgroup_name: mywg
      domain_admin_user: '{{ win_domain_admin_user }}'
      domain_admin_password: '{{ win_domain_admin_password }}'
      state: workgroup

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
reboot_required
boolean
always
True if changes were made that require a reboot.

Sample:
True


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

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