Join Windows to Domain Controller 2022
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How to Join Windows to Domain Controller 2022

In this guide, I will explain how to join Windows to domain controller 2022. To add a computer, in this case, Windows 10 or 11, to a domain in Windows Server 2022 we require the following. Windows 10 or 11 Professional or Enterprise, this since Windows 11 Home does not allow adding the computer to the domain.

Requirements for Domain

Required an account that is a member of the domain
First, we need to check that the Windows IP configuration is correct.

Join Windows to Domain Controller

Open network properties, typing “ncpa.cpl” in the run command.
Apply the changes and then exit the configuration.

internet protocols properties v4

Right-click on this pic on the Windows 11 desktop and then select properties.

Right-click on this PC

Under system > About, click on Domain or workgroup.

Windows 11 domain or workgroup

Windows 11 system properties, select the Change button to job Windows to Active directory.

System properties computer name

Select the Domain box and then enter the domain name, click ok.

Join windows to active directory

Now enter the domain administrator credentials and then click ok.

Join windows to domain controller

Select the ok button and after a moment the computer will join the domain controller.

Welcome to the domain

Click ok to restart the computer.

You must restart your computer

Click close

Join Windows to Domain controller

Restart the client computer by selecting Restart now.

You must restart your computer

After logging in Windows 11 operating system, open Windows Settings, About.
Now you can see that the equipment has been added successfully to the selected domain.

Windows 11 settings about

We go back to the Windows Server 2022 domain controller, in the Windows Server 2022 go to the Server Manager, choose Tools, and then Active Directory Users and Computers.

Server manager tools

In the Active Directory users and computers window, expand your local domain. Click on the Computers section and then on your right side you can see the previously added equipment.

Active directory users and computers

This has been a very easy procedure to add a computer to a domain controller in Windows Server 2022 and thus be able to manage it according to the established policies.

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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