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Trying to join a Windows 10 PC to our Domain


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#1 itm

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

I am new here so please let me know if I do not have something right.

 

I am trying to connect to the domain and have been to an few sites which explain it very well. https://win10faq.com/want-to-join-windows-10-pc-to-a-domain/

This is the one that I in particularly thought explained it really well.

However, when I get to the part  below that say "Select About from the left pane and click Join a domain." I do not see this at all and I tried 3 different computers, two were laptops and one tower.

Why am I not seeing this and what can I do about it?

 

Thank you

 

Complete steps:

 

Open Control Panel and search for Network and Sharing Center.

Click on the Connection you’re working on (Ethernet or the WIFI name).

Click on Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP4) and click Properties.

Select Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the server IP you got as your Preferred DNS server and then click OK.

 

Got all that you need? Let’s join the domain then.

Open Settings from your start menu.

 

Select System.

 

Select About from the left pane and click Join a domain.

 

Enter the domain name you’ve got from your domain administrator and click Next.

 

Enter the Username and Password you were provided and then click Ok.

 

Select your user type: Administrator or Standard user (it’s standard user by default, if you don’t know what to pick just leave it as it is).

 

Restart your computer now or later, it’s up to you, but it won’t take effect until you perform a restart.

 

The first thing you’ll notice once your restart is complete is that your lock screen will look a little different. Enter your domain user’s password.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:57 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

 

That looks a whole lot like work and is probably the Microsoft answer for how do you join a computer to the domain.  Here are the steps I normally use.

 

  1. Create the computer account in Active Directory
  2. On the computer to join get to Advanced system settings (normally I right click This PC on the desktop and select Properties, then Advanced system settings in the left pane)
  3. Provide local administrative credentials
  4. Switch to Computer Name tab
  5. Press the Change button
  6. Enter the name of the domain (I've seen this be very picky, some domains I can join by typing in the name, others the name has to be upper case, others you have to type out the full domain name)
  7. Provide domain admin credentials
  8. Success, reboot


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for the reply, but in steep 2 here, I do not see where to put me credentials and if I did what would the be? My windows log in or my admin credentials to the Server? Or something else?



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:42 PM

You won't get the prompt for credentials if you're logged in as an Administrator.  Continue to step 4.



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

well I did this and it did not work 

Any thoughts as to what I may need to do.



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:10 PM

Actually, it did work I was doing something wrong.

 

Thanks this is great.

 

Thank you



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Glad to hear it worked for you.  I'm all about keep it simple.






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