Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding domain users to a Windows 10 PC, part of Windows 10 Administration.
- View Offline
- In this section, we're going to talk about adding a domain account to a Windows 10 PC. So, off the Start menu, I'll go to Settings, then Accounts, then I'll click on the option for Other Users, and near the top, we see the option to add a work or school user. By work user, they mean a domain user. I'll click on the plus sign. It asks me very little information. It asks me for the name of the user account and do I want it to be a standard user or an administrator.
So, I'll go ahead and add the login credentials of an account I know already exists on the domain, I'll hit Add, and we see that account is now an administrator, as I instructed it to be. That's great, very easy to use. Now, what if I wanted to add a group of users? The process is pretty similar. I'll click on the Add button again, and this time, instead of an individual user account, I'll give it the name of a group that I know exists on the domain, and I'll hit Add.
Now the problem is it doesn't give me any feedback. It doesn't say if that worked or that didn't work. We're actually going to have to go to a different interface to see this. I'm going to minimize the Settings interface. Go back to the Start menu, type in Groups, and I'm going to open the control panel for Edit Local Users and Groups. In there, I'll open up Groups, I'll open up Users, and we see the group DBA's, the group that I added has, in fact, been added to the users group.
So, what I wanted to accomplish on the previous interface was successful, however, I didn't get anything in the interface that showed me it was successful. The bottom line is, for working with domain accounts, it might be easier to use this interface, the Local Users and Groups interface, that hasn't changed significantly since Windows 8 or Windows 7. From here, I can open up the name of any group and very easily add users to it or remove users from it.
It seems to work better and just be a little more full-featured rather than going through the Settings menu.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10