Joining a Windows 10 computer to a local Active Directory (AD) domain during the installation process can be a very useful way to streamline the deployment of a new workstation. It allows IT admins to quickly configure the workstation with the necessary settings and provides a fast and easy way to add the computer to the domain.
In order to join a Windows 10 computer to an AD domain during the installation process, an IT admin will first need to prepare the Active Directory environment. This includes ensuring that the domain controller is properly configured and running and that the domain is properly set up. The IT admin will also need to create an organizational unit (OU) where the new computer will be added to the domain.
Once the Active Directory environment has been properly prepared, the IT admin can begin the process of joining the Windows 10 computer to the domain. The first step is to start the installation process and select the “Custom” option. This will allow the IT admin to customize the installation process to include the necessary settings for joining the domain.
Next, the IT admin will select the option to “Join a domain or workgroup”. This will prompt the user to enter the domain name and an account name with enough rights to join the computer to the domain. The IT admin can then enter the necessary information and select “Next”.
The next step is to select the organizational unit where the computer will be added to the domain. To do this, the IT admin will need to select the “Browse” option and then enter the name of the OU where the computer will be added. Once the OU has been selected, the IT admin can click “Next” to continue the installation process.
The final step is to select the “Restart Now” option. This will restart the computer and allow the Windows 10 installation process to complete. Once the computer has restarted, it will be joined to the domain and the IT admin can begin configuring the workstation.
Joining a Windows 10 computer to an AD domain during the installation process is a great way to quickly and easily add a new workstation to the domain. It allows IT admins to quickly configure the settings and join the computer to the domain in a short amount of time. With the proper preparation of the Active Directory environment, joining a Windows 10 computer to a local AD domain during the installation process can be a fast and easy process.