Join Windows 10 Client to Domain

Join Windows 10 Client to Domain

After installation of Windows Server 2019 and Promote to domain controller, right now we are going to join Windows 10 Client PC to Domain.
Step for Joining Win10 Client PC
1. Set IP address, Prefer DNS.
2. Change Computer Name
3. Join to Domain
4. Restart Client Computer
5. Login to Client PC by using Domain USER.

  1. Set IP address, Prefer DNS
1. Got to -> Start Program -> select the gear icon
2. Select Network & Internet
3. Ethernet -> Change Adapter Option
4. Double Click on Ethernet Network Adaptor -> Preperty

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

1. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) ->
2. Property
3. Enter IP address, Subnet Mask, Default gateway
4. Preferred DNS Server and Alternative DNS server if needed

2. Change Computer Name
This step we are going to change the computer and join to the domain.
Please follow the step as shown in the following figure below.

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

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.

  • In some cases, you’ll be asked to change your password immediately, it’s a feature your server administrator might have set. Otherwise, you may ask your server administrator to change your password when you need to.
  • You will have to be a little patient and wait while everything gets ready, it’s like you’re on a new computer, but every change you’ll make from now on will be saved to this domain user and accessible from any other computer on the domain using your credentials.

Hopefully, this article was able to help you join your Windows 10 PC to a domain!

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