Windows 10 Home edition is designed for personal use and does not support domain joining by default. However, there are workarounds that allow you to join a domain in Windows 10 Home. This blog post will guide you on how to join a domain in Windows 10 Home using a third-party tool called “Windows 10 Domain Joiner.”
Before you proceed, make sure you meet the following prerequisites:
- A computer running Windows 10 Home edition
- Domain admin credentials
- Network access to the domain
Step 1: Download Windows 10 Domain Joiner
Firstly, you need to download the “Windows 10 Domain Joiner” tool. Click the link below to download the latest version of the tool:
Windows 10 Domain Joiner – GitHub Releases
After downloading, unzip the archive and save the extracted files to a location of your choice.
Step 2: Run Windows 10 Domain Joiner
Now, locate the extracted files and right-click on the windows-domain-joiner.bat file. Select “Run as administrator” from the context menu.
If a User Account Control (UAC) prompt appears, click “Yes” to allow the script to run with administrator privileges.
Step 3: Join the Domain
Once the tool is running, follow the on-screen instructions to join the domain:
- Enter the domain name (e.g., example.com) and press Enter.
- Enter the domain admin username and password, then press Enter.
- Wait for the tool to join the domain. You will see a message indicating whether the process was successful or not.
Step 4: Restart Your Computer
After successfully joining the domain, restart your computer to apply the changes.
Step 5: Log in to the Domain Account
Upon restart, you can log in to your domain account. To do this, click on “Other user” on the login screen, enter your domain credentials (e.g., example\username), and press Enter.
With the help of the Windows 10 Domain Joiner tool, you can join a domain in Windows 10 Home edition. Keep in mind that this is a workaround and not officially supported by Microsoft. If you require advanced domain features or support, consider upgrading to Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise editions, where domain joining is natively supported.