Join a Windows 10 Machine to Your Active Directory Domain

A domain join is a feature in Windows (Server\Client) that allows the user to securely connect remotely to their work domain using your work network credentials.

This blog post shows how to join Windows 10 Machine to active directory domain.


  • Domain name you want to join.
  • The name and password of your user account on the Domain set up by the domain administrator.
  • Domain Controller must be running Windows Server 2003 or later.
  • Only a Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition PC can join a domain.

Open Start menu, click Settings icon to open Settings app

On Settings tab, click Accounts.

On Your info tab, Select Access work or school

On Access work or school tab, click Connect

On Set up a work or school account tab, select Join this device to a local Active Directory 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.

Click Next when you see this screen.

And then you’ll need to restart to complete the process.

When the sign in screen appears, you will notice the DOMAIN\User account is displayed. Enter your password and you will now be logged onto your Domain.

You will notice that once you are connected to the Domain, your About setting no longer list options that were presented before.

This is because your computer is centrally managed by the server.

Verified your domain joined Windows 10 Machine, On Domain Controller

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