How to join an Active Directory domain in Windows 10

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A group of connected computers form a network. Since each computer has a unique login option, they are said to be domains on the given network. A server is also a computer connected to the same network that is responsible for the administration and management of the entire network.

To join a network domain, a user must have the following prerequisites:

  1. A user account in the domain. This information can be obtained from the network administrator
  2. Domain name
  3. Windows 10 Enterprise / Pro

In this article, we will follow some steps on how to join an Active Directory domain in Windows 10:

Step 1:

Open the “Settings” application. You can open this application by simply pressing the “Win ​​Key + I” keys simultaneously.

Alternatively, you can type “Settings” into the Windows search bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.

Step 2:

Click on the “System” settings.

Step 3:

In the submenus on the left, click on “Information”. In the Organization section, click on “Join a domain”.

Step 4:

Enter a domain name. Click Next “.

Note: If you don't know the domain name, contact your network administrator.

Step 5:

Enter the domain account, i.e. username and password to establish the connection.

Now, wait for the computer to connect to the domain.

Step 6:

Enter your user account. Select the "Account Type" from the drop-down list.

Click "Next" to continue.

Step 7:

Click "Restart Now" to restart your computer.

After rebooting, you will be taken to the domain name login screen.

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