When you configure and unattended install and domain join, computers running Windows NT 5.x receive:
An unexpected error has occurred while changing your computer's network identification. Would you like to proceed for now and try joining a domain later?
This problem is symptomatic of the Kerberos version 5 tokens for a user account in the unattended answer file being too large, because the user is a member of multiple security groups, each of which's SID is added to the token, exceeding its' fixed size.
To workaround this problem, modify the i386\Hivesys.inf file in the distribution share:
1. Make a backup copy of the Hivesys.inf file before you open it in Notepad.exe.
2. Locate the HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties",,0x00000012 line.
3. Add a line containing:
HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Kerberos\Parameters","MaxTokenSize",0x00010003,0xffffabove the line you found in step 2.
4. Save and then close the Hivesys.inf file.