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Adding a Windows PC to a Domain

A domain is a named-subset of machines within a network; another machine wishing to share those resources needs to be added to the domain. These are the basic instructions for doing so.

  1. You should be logged in as administrator, or connected via VPN as administrator;
  2. Press Win+E to open File Explorer;
  3. Right-click This PC and select Properties;
  4. Click Change settings under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings;
  5. Click the Change... button;
  6. Change the Computer name if required;
  7. Click the Domain radio button and type in the name of the domain, click OK;
  8. You will be asked for the domain password;
  9. Reboot the computer and log-in to the administrator account again;
  10. Press Win+E to open File Explorer;
  11. Right-click This PC and select Manage;
  12. Go to Local Users and Groups>Administrators;
  13. Click Add and input Domain Users, click Check Names;
  14. Click OK when the name is confirmed;
  15. Input the administrator password when prompted.

 

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