Join Domain Task Sequence Step
SCCM 2012 SP1 introduced a lot of cool new features… but it also introduced a couple bugs. One bug I spent a long time working on was the join domain step failing in my Windows 8 deployment task sequence.
The problem is in the way SCCM SP1 saves user account passwords. When you enter your administrator account for the domain join you will most likely click the “Verify” button. Don’t do that. SCCM encrypts the passwords for accounts and it breaks when you verify the account. Just make sure you type the passwords really carefully and click okay.