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

Setting Description
Credentials Specifies Domain, Username, and Password used to join a domain for an unattended installation.
DebugJoin Specifies whether to run a debug routine after any unattended domain-join attempts have failed. The routine breaks into the kernel debugger.
DebugJoinOnlyOnThisError Specifies a debugging routine to start in DebugJoin only after encountering an error specified in the setting.
JoinDomain Specifies the name of the domain to join. If this value is set, JoinWorkgroup is ignored.
JoinWorkgroup Specifies the name of the workgroup to assign to a computer. If this value is set, JoinDomain cannot be set.
MachineObjectOU 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.
MachinePassword Specifies the unique password for the computer. Typically, this setting is not required unless the computer account has been previously created in the domain.
Provisioning Specifies the account information used to join a domain during Windows Setup.
TimeoutPeriodInMinutes Specifies the number of minutes that Windows will wait before timing out when Windows tries to join a domain. This change increases the default timeout from 7 to 15 minutes.
UnsecureJoin Specifies adding the computer to the domain without requiring a unique password.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification

Applies To

For a 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.