Windows 10 Pro - How to connect to domain (SBS 2011 Standard)

Micheline
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We just purchased several desktops with Windows 10 Pro.   I can't get them connected to the domain.  What's the trick in getting them connected to the SBS Server 2011 Standard?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Are you using  http://connect in IE to connect these machines, or, are you setting Domain in the Computer Name properties?  I see issues with  http://connect in IE but not with changing Workgroup to Domain in the Name properties.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Also, make sure the computers are connected by Ethernet to join the Domain, not wireless.
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The computer is connected via CAT5 to a port on the network hub.  I can reach the internet on this Windows 10 Pro computer.  No problem.    I was trying to JOIN the domain to our SBS 2011 Standard, but I don't see that option anywhere.    The instructions I found on the web said to go to Settings, System and then Join Domain.   I don't see a JOIN DOMAIN.  It's a brand new computer, straight out of the box.
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Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center - I don't see anything there either that allows me to join a domain.
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In Windows 10, go to System Properties in Control Panel, Name tab and click Change to add to domain.

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MichelineSystems Administrator

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Found it!
Settings
System
About --  Organization showed WORKGROUP and underneath that it said something about connecting to Home or School....  (wish I would have written it down).
There was a choice at the bottom of the window, asking if I wanted to use a local domain or Microsoft live account.  Once I choose local domain, it all became clear.   Wow!  Not as simple as it used to be.   I'm going to reboot now and see if it connects to the domain.
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Thanks John!  I'll be right back.. gonna reboot.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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You said it was Pro so it should say in some of the words Domain.

In any event, good that you found it.
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Awesome John!   You're instructions will save me alot of time.   Very much appreciated!  It's downloading updates, but it looks like we're good to go!   Onto the next 'hurdle'!  :)
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Thanks John!    You guys are gold!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Good news indeed and I was happy to help.

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