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:
- A user account in the domain. This information can be obtained from the network administrator
- Domain name
- Windows 10 Enterprise / Pro
In this article, we will follow some steps on how to join an Active Directory domain in Windows 10:
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.
Click on the “System” settings.
In the submenus on the left, click on “Information”. In the Organization section, click on “Join a domain”.
Enter a domain name. Click Next “.
Note: If you don't know the domain name, contact your network administrator.
Enter the domain account, i.e. username and password to establish the connection.
Now, wait for the computer to connect to the domain.
Enter your user account. Select the "Account Type" from the drop-down list.
Click "Next" to continue.
Click "Restart Now" to restart your computer.
After rebooting, you will be taken to the domain name login screen.