A group of computers which are connected together form a network. As every computer has a unique log-in option, they are said to be domains in the given network. A Server is also a computer attached to the same network which handles administration and management of the entire network.
To join a network domain, a user must have the following prerequisites:
- A User Account on the Domain. This information can be obtained from the Network Administrator
- Domain name
- Windows 10 Enterprise/Pro
In this article, we’ll follow certain steps on how to join an Active Directory Domain in Windows 10:
Open the “Settings” app. You can open this app just by pressing “Win key+I” keys together.
Alternatively, you can type “Settings” in the Windows Search Bar located next to the Start icon. Click on the first option provided.
Click on “System” settings.
In the left sub menus, click on “About”. In Organization section, click on “Join a Domain”.
Enter a Domain name. Click on “Next”.
Note: If you don’t know the domain name, contact your network administrator.
Enter the domain account i.e. Username and Password for establishing the connection.
Now, wait for the computer to get connected to the domain.
Enter your User Account. Select the “Account type” from the drop down list.
Click on “Next” to continue.
Click on “Restart Now” to restart your computer.
After restarting, you will be connected on the domain name login screen.