This article is a part of Windows Server 2016 Tutorials series. Within the previous article, we see the Configuration of Windows Deployment services on Windows Server 2016. Now we’ll move forward and see how to Join Windows 7/8/10 to a Domain /Active Directory Domain. Before these keep in mind that your Server is Configured with Active Directory Domain Services.
If you want to add Client Computers to a Domain then You need a server that is configured with Active Directory Domain Services.The main function of Domain is to control the Client’s computers. Now we will join Windows 10 machine to our Domain so that we can manage the Client Computers from the domain. Adding a Client Computer to a Domain is not a very big task. we can easily join the computer to a domain in a few steps.
Step 1. Open Computer,Open Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Right Click on the Network Adapter >Properties > Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) Click on Properties. In the DNS field enter the IP Address of the Domain and Click on OK > Click on OK.
Step 2. Right Click on This PC > Click on Properties.
Step 3. Click on Change Settings.
Step 4. System Properties Window will open, here Click on Change…
Step 5. Here change the Computer name, and Select the domain and enter the domain name in Domain field, mine is supiy.com. you have to enter your domain name which you enter while setting up the Domain Controller.Click on OK.
Step 6. When you click on OK, It will prompt for Username and password of Domain Account.Enter Username and password and click on OK.
Step 7. After that, a prompt will open which says “Welcome to the Domain“.
Step 8. Now you’ll need to restart the computer to complete the process.
Congratulations! finally, we have Successfully Join our Windows 10 Machine to the Domain. In the next Part, we will see What is IIS and How to Install IIS Role on Windows Server 2016.
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So above Steps is all about How we can join any windows to a Domain.Using this you Join Windows os to the domain and you can manage the system from the Windows Domain server. Hope you all like this post, share it with others too and Leave a comment below if you need any suggestion at any steps.