Domain-based networks are common in companies and organization, where the process requires multiple computers to be controlled through a single node called a server. The server administrator can set certain policies and restrictions on every system joined to the domain.
In case you need to join your system to a domain, you’ll need the following information:
- A user account name registered in the active directory associated with the server,
- The domain name,
- Windows Enterprise, Pro, or education version.
How to join or remove a Domain from Windows 10
There are two aspects of this guide. They are:
- Joining a domain.
- Removing a domain.
1] Joining a domain
Connect your system to the network associated with the server (i.e your system and the server need to be on the same network).
Click on the Start button and then on the gear-like symbol to open the Settings App.
Navigate to the following path: Accounts > Access work or school.
Select Connect. A new dialog box will pop.
Select Join this device to a local Active Directory domain.
You will now be asked to enter the Domain name in a new pop up.
Then you will be asked to enter the Username and Password for your domain account.
Select your Account type.
And when you proceed, just reboot your computer to have your domain account created.
2] Removing a domain
Open the Windows 10 Settings App.
Navigate to the following path: Accounts > Access work and school.
Select the account that you wish to remove from the DOMAIN. Click on Disconnect.
You will get a prompt that says-
Are you sure you want to remove this account? This will remove your access to resources like email, apps, network, and all content associated with it. Your organization might also remove some data stored on this device.
It will now give you a Disconnect from the organization prompt.
When prompted, select Restart now to reboot your computer and complete the domain removing process.
I hope this guide helped you.