Add Windows 8 Workstation to Active Directory Domain


Here’s a quick tip that shows you how to quickly add or join a Windows 8 computer to a Windows domain or workgroup.

With the new Windows 8, it’s a bit confusing and many users are having a bit of a problem figuring out some basic settings and location of other features. If you need to join your Windows 8 computer to a Windows’ domain, then continue below to learn how.

Remember only users with the appropriate rights can do this. Without the right to add workstation to a domain, this won’t work, You’ll have to find someone who has the right to do it.

Objectives:

  • Add Windows 8 to Active Directory Domain
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press the Windows Key + X on your keyboard to launch Window 8 power tools menu. When the tools menu opens, select ‘System’

 

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Next, click ‘Advanced system settings’

 

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Then select ‘Computer Name’ tab and click ‘Change’ button. 

 

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Finally, select the domain option and enter the domain name. You must have the right to add to the domain before continuing. Or it will just fail.

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Enjoy!


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