add windows 10 to a domain


We have a new windows 10 pc and I am trying to add it to the domain.

After typing in the domain name, I got the username and pwd. But then received domain could not be found error.  any ideas? thanks
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Rich MCommented:
Make sure DNS on PC is set to domain controller.  Also enter domain name as "mydomain.local" -substituting the correct names.

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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
I would just make sure first that the Windows 10 PC has the correct DNS server settings on the NIC whether it's static or via DHCP. Also you can try to fully qualify the user name. Use the following:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What level of server?  Windows 10 Pro works with Server 2012 up just fine.

To join a domain, username and password needs to be the domain admin.  Are you the domain admin?

I assume, of course, this is Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise.
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
If it says the domain can't be found, it's most likely a DNS issue.  Check your DNS settings and make sure they are configured to point to a domain controller in the domain you wish to join.

Other issues - perhaps the name wasn't spelled correctly?  Double-check and make sure you have the correct domain name.
mcrmgAuthor Commented:
Man, I was trying to do this remotely.  And I forgot I was home and I did a ipconfig release.

I have to wait until tomorrow morning.  Sigh
Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
I'm laughing right now because I've done that at least a dozen times myself.  Kind of one of those moments where I'm like, "So.... maybe Arby's is hiring?".  LOL
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
This is known issue.
Problem is with IPv6 protool since Windows 10 by default has IPv6 prefer over IPv4.
Since your domain controller (DNS and DHCP servers) configured to use IPv4, Windows 10 has problem to find and authenticate.

You can disable IPv6 protocol in network properties, (not to good idea) or install Microsoft patch to set protocol prefering

(Prefer IPv4 over IPv6)

After restart, your computer should see and authenticate to your domain controller with no problem.
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