In this blog post, we will cover the process of joining a Windows 11 machine to Azure Active Directory (AAD). Joining your Windows 11 device to AAD enables you to manage your device through the cloud and provides access to a wide range of applications and services.
- An Azure subscription and the respective Global Administrator credentials.
- A Windows 11 device with a local or Microsoft account in use.
Step 1: Configuring Azure Active Directory
Before you can join your Windows 11 device to Azure Active Directory, you need to ensure that your Azure AD is configured correctly.
- Sign in to the Azure portal using your Global Administrator credentials.
- Click on Azure Active Directory from the left-hand menu.
- Once inside the Azure Active Directory menu, click on Devices in the navigation pane.
- Click on Device settings.
- Under Users may join devices to Azure AD, select All or specify a group of users who are allowed to join their devices to Azure AD. Click Save to apply your changes.
Step 2: Joining the Windows 11 Device to Azure AD
With your Azure Active Directory properly configured, you can now join your Windows 11 device to AAD. Follow the steps below:
- Click on the Start button and open Settings.
- In the Settings menu, click on Accounts.
- Under Your info, click on Sign in with a work or school account.
- Click on Set up work or school account and then click on Join this device to Azure Active Directory.
- Enter your Azure AD email address and click Next.
- Enter your Azure AD password and click Sign in.
- Click on Join to confirm that you want to join the device to Azure Active Directory.
Once the process is complete, your Windows 11 device will be joined to your Azure Active Directory, and you will be able to sign in with your work or school account.
Joining your Windows 11 device to Azure Active Directory is a straightforward process that unlocks the power of cloud-based device management and application access. By following the steps above, you can ensure that your Windows 11 machine is fully integrated into your organization’s Azure AD environment, providing a seamless and secure experience for your users.