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Adding your Windows 10 Computer to the Active Directory

  1. Right click the Start button and select "System" from the list that pops up.
  2. You should be on the "About" page of Windows 10 System settings.
  3. In the upper right-hand corner under "Related settings" click "System info"
  4. On the page that opens, check the section titled "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" in the center of the page.
  5. Be sure the computer name is in the following format LDAPName-Tnn. If it is currently desktop-nnnnn or laptop-nnnnn it should be changed. Go here Computer Naming Conventions for LBL AD naming convention rules.
  6. In "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" you can also check to see if you are already in the LBL Active Directory.

    1.  Below the "Full computer name": there is the "Domain": If it says "lbl.gov" then you are in the AD and you are done! If it says "workgroup" (the default) you will be changing it.

  7. If you need to make changes you should proceed to "Advanced system settings" at the bottom of the shortcut menu on the left side of the page.
  8. The "System Properties" page will open. You will want to select the "Computer Name" tab on the left.
  9. On this tab there is a "Computer description:" box (It may be empty). Per our standards we would like you to add a description here in the following format (OrgCode, Bldg-Room, Email address, Phone Number)
  10. If you need to change the name of the computer because it is not in the required format start with Step 1 and change it here, otherwise proceed to Step 2.

Step 1

  1. To rename your computer (Do this BEFORE you add your computer to the domain) you click the "Change" button.
  2. The "Computer Name/Domain Changes" dialog will open. In the top "Computer name:" section you need to type the computer name you want to use.
  3. Now you just have to click OK twice to save the change and the computer will ask to be rebooted.
  4. You should perform the Rename reboot and then come back to this point to add the computer to the domain by following Step 2.

Step 2

  1. To add your computer to the domain you click the "Change" button.
  2. The "Computer Name/Domain Changes" dialog will open. In the bottom "Member of" section you need to select the "Domain:" Radio button and then type "lbl.gov" in the box under the "Domain:" word.
  3. Now you just have to click OK twice to save the change and the computer will ask to be rebooted.
  4. After your computer is joined to the LBL domain the login screen will change. Be sure you know your login name because you will be required to type it in.
  5. Also note that the computer will default to "Domain Logons" (It will say Logon to LBL under the logon dialog) If you need to logon with a local account use .\ (dot\) before the username eg .\username to tell the system that you want to use a local account.



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