How do you join a Windows 11 computer to an Active-Directory domain?
In this blog I will explain how to join a Windows 11 computer into an Active-Directory domain.
You can add any Windows machine to an Active Directory domain. In this article you can find the activation to create your own domain join.
If you host servers, applications, printers and software in Microsoft Azure, integrated with Azure AD then you may no longer need an Active-Directory environment. In a previous blog I also wrote how you can add devices without an Active-Directory environment.
Make sure your Windows 11 computer is connected to the domain controllers
Before you can add your Windows-11 computer to the domain, it is necessary that this computer has a direct connection to the domain controllers. It is also necessary that the computer can 'resolve' the DNS name of the domain.
Join a Windows 11 computer in an Active Directory domain
Press Settings - About
Select: Domain or workgroup to add your computer to an AD domain.
Then select -> Change.
Add the desired domain that can be reached from the internal network.
Enter credentials of a domain administrator
Enter credentials from a domain administrator to add the Windows 11 computer to the Active-Directory domain. After this step is completed, the computer is domain joined.
Restart your Windows 11 computer
Once your computer has restarted, you can authenticate with Active Directory accounts in Windows 11.
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