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At my workplace we bought a tablet (Dell Venue 11 Pro) running Windows 8.1, 32-bit. I need to join this thing to a domain. So I went to System Properties, then I clicked the Computer Name tab and then clicked the "Change" button to get to the "Computer Name/Domain Changes" screen.
     But the Domain radio button is grayed out. Obviously, I need to ungrey it if I want to join it to a domain. Does anyone know how?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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First, make sure you have Windows 8 Professional or Ultimate.

Make sure you have access to the same network your domain controllers are on. try pinging a server.

Using Windows 8.1
Open System by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering System in the search box, and tapping or clicking System.

2.Under Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change settings. Administrator permission required You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

3.Click Network ID and follow the steps on your screen.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/join-domain-workgroup-homegroup
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by:Tony Giangreco
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You also probably need to be signed into Windows as the admin on the tablet. You will be asked for the domain admin user name and password.
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by:McKnife
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You have win8 rt. Not possible.
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TG-TIS, the "Network ID" button is also greyed out, and I am currently logged in as an admin.
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Why no feedback on all comments? Mine for example ;)
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Go to system properties,

does it say Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro?
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by:john8217
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TG-TIS, I went to System Properties and it said "Windows 8.1."

McKnife, sorry about that. You suspect I have Windows RT, but it didn't say that in System Properties. So I guess I it's not Windows RT, right, or is there some other place I need to go in order to verify that?
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Ok, I went to look at the system details at Dell and they sell it with non-pro plain Win8.1. So you cannot join it unless you upgrade it to win8 pro. This can be don without reinstalling simply by changing the product key to one you buy.
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So that proves it not possible as is
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Thanks.
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