Identification specifies credentials to join a domain, the name of the domain to join, the workgroup to assign to the computer, and other options.

Child Elements


Specifies Domain, Username, and Password used to join a domain for an unattended installation.


Specifies whether to run a debug routine after any failed unattended domain join attempts. The routine breaks into the kernel debugger.


Specifies a debugging routine to start in DebugJoin only after encountering an error specified in the setting.


Specifies the name of the domain to join. If this value is set, JoinWorkgroup is ignored.


Specifies the name of the workgroup to assign to a computer. If this value is set, JoinDomain cannot be set.


Specifies the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) X.500-distinguished name of the organizational unit (OU) in which the computer account is created. This account is in Active Directory on a domain controller in the domain to which the computer is being joined.


Specifies the unique password for the computer. Typically, this setting is not required unless the computer account has been previously created in the domain.


Specifies adding the computer to the domain without requiring a unique password.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set the identification settings.


See Also