Binding and join differences

The ADEdit bind operation is not the same as having the ADEdit host computer join an Active Directory domain. A join is the adclient connection to Active Directory for the host computer. A computer is only allowed to join one domain. A bind is an ADEdit connection to Active Directory, and it can be to more than one domain in the forest. The binding is completely independent of the host computer’s joined domain.

Note:   A few ADEdit commands that start with joined_* use adclient to retrieve data from Active Directory. Those commands are affected by the host computers’s joined domain because they require adclient to be connected to Active Directory and can only get data from the joined domain.