Windows 10: Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain

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  1. Kari Win User

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain


    How to: Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain

    How to Join a Windows 10 PC to a Local Active Directory Domain


    A network based on a Domain provides centralized administration of the entire network from a single computer which is called a server. A Domain provides single user login from any computer connected to that network within the network perimeter. Users are allowed (or restricted) to access resources depending upon the permissions they have.

    To join a Domain, you will be required to have the following information:
    To join a Domain, you must meet the following requirements:
    • Domain Controller must be running Windows Server 2003 or later.
    • Only a Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition PC can join a domain.
    This tutorial will show you how to join a Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education PC to a local Active Directory Domain.

    The Family feature will no longer be available in Windows 10 after you join a domain.


    You must be signed in to an administrator account on your Windows 10 PC to join a domain.



    Contents


    EXAMPLE: Sign in to Domain on Windows 10 PC

    When you join a domain, your might be required to change your password on first sign in.


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    OPTION ONE [/i] To Join PC to a Domain from Settings
    1 If you haven't already, you will need to change the preferred DNS server address (ex: "192.168.1.150") of your Windows 10 PC to be the same as the domain's. (see screenshots below)

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    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    2 If you haven't already, you will need to disable IPv6 for the network adapter on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    3 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    4 Click/tap on Access work or school on the left side, and click/tap on the Connect button on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    5 Click/tap on the Join this device to a local Active Directory domain link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    6 Type the domain name (ex: "ten.forums") of the domain you want to join, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    Example of domain name from server.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    7 Type the user name (ex: "L: [email protected]") and password for your domain account, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    Example of domain user account from server.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    8 Click/tap on Skip. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    9 Click/tap on Restart now. After you restart, your PC will be joined to the domain (ex: "ten.forums"). (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Join PC to a Domain from System Properties
    1 If you haven't already, you will need to change the preferred DNS server address (ex: "192.168.1.150") of your Windows 10 PC to be the same as the domain's. (see screenshots below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    2 If you haven't already, you will need to disable IPv6 for the network adapter on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    3 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the System icon.

    4 Click/tap on either the Advanced system settings link on the left side or the Change settings link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    5 Click/tap on the Change button in the Computer Name tab. (see screenshot below)

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    6 Select (dot) Domain, type the domain name (ex: "ten.forums") of the domain you want to join, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Example of domain name from server.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    7 Type the domain\user name (ex: "TEN\Brink") and password for your domain account, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    Example of domain user account from server.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]



    8 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    9 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    10 Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    11 Click/tap on Restart Now. After you restart, your PC will be joined to the domain (ex: "ten.forums"). (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Join PC to a Domain from PowerShell
    To see more information and usage options for the Add-Computer command, see: Add-Computer - Microsoft Windows IT Center


    1 If you haven't already, you will need to change the preferred DNS server address (ex: "192.168.1.150") of your Windows 10 PC to be the same as the domain's. (see screenshots below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    2 If you haven't already, you will need to disable IPv6 for the network adapter on your Windows 10 PC. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]

    3 Open an elevated PowerShell.

    4 Type the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    Add-Computer -Domain "Domain Name" -Credential "Domain User Name" -Force

    Substitute Domain Name in the command above with the actual domain name (ex: "ten.forums") you want to join.

    Substitute Domain User Name in the command above with the actual name (ex: "Brink") of your domain user account.

    For example: Add-Computer -Domain "ten.forums" -Credential "Brink" -Force


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    5 Enter the password for your domain account (ex: "Brink"), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    Example of domain user account from server.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]


    6 Restart the computer. After you restart, your PC will be joined to the domain (ex: "ten.forums").

    That's it,
    Shawn


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  2. Join domain option missing

    You need to be logged on as a local administrator

    Contact the domain administrator for specifics

    Join a Windows 10 PC or Device to a Domain. On the Windows 10 PC go to then click Join a domain. Enter the Domain name and click Next. You should have the correct domain info, but if not, contact your Network Administrator. Enter account
    information which is used to authenticate on the Domain then click OK.

    How to Join a Windows 10 PC to
    a Domain -
    groovyPost
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Jul 28, 2017
    #2
  3. Re-join the domain after upgrade

    There is no need to leave the domain, you can perform the upgrade (with Admin privileges).

    You can also leave the domain, upgrade with a local account, then join the domain again.

    Resources:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Jul 28, 2017
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain

    Thank you Kari. *Smile
     
    Brink, Jul 28, 2017
    #4
  5. swarfega Win User
    I have a domain and a home network, would there be any advantage in joining the two together?
     
    swarfega, Jul 28, 2017
    #5
  6. Kari Win User
    Do you have a local server with domain controller set up?
     
  7. swarfega Win User
    No, the only servery type thing I have is a NAS.
     
    swarfega, Jul 28, 2017
    #7
  8. Kari Win User

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain

    As so often in computing, one word or expression can mean different things depending on context. Word Domain does not make any exception, it can mean totally different things.

    I assume that when you mentioned you having a domain, you meant a domain as a website domain like Web Server's Default Page.

    Domain in the sense used in this tutorial means a local domain, a completely different thing. For that you need a machine running Windows Server operating system, and set up a local domain controller on that server. See this tutorial: Windows Server 2016 - Setup Local Domain Controller Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
     
  9. swarfega Win User
    Ah, thanks for clearing that up. You lean every day!
     
    swarfega, Jul 28, 2017
    #9
  10. rseiler Win User
    Speaking just of Option 1, and the pic in #5, has the entire bottom section ("Alternate actions") been removed in RS4 (using Enterprise 17093 at the moment), or is it just me? If it has, do you know where they've hidden local domain join now? I'm just curious where it might be, since the older UI--which is still there--could disappear at any time.
     
    rseiler, Feb 11, 2018
    #10
  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello @rseiler, *Smile

    The steps are still the same for me in a Windows 10 Pro build 17093 installation. I'm not sure about in an Enterprise edition yet though.
     
    Brink, Feb 11, 2018
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  12. Kari Win User
    I'm on 17093, too, although PRO edition and the option is still there exactly as shown in tutorial:

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]
     
  13. rseiler Win User

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain

    Interesting. I do see it on 16299.214 Ent, but not the latest Ent Insider. Hmmm, I wonder if there's some variable that would cause it not to show up?


    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]
     
    rseiler, Feb 11, 2018
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  14. Brink
    Brink New Member
    @rseiler,

    I just finished clean installing Windows 10 Enterprise build 17093 in a VM using a local account, and it still has the same steps in the tutorial for me.

    Is your PC already joined to a domain?


    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain [​IMG]
     
    Brink, Feb 11, 2018
    #14
  15. Kari Win User
    You were faster in installing Enterprise! I did the same, can corfirm domain join still being there.
     
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