JoinDomain specifies the name of the domain to join. If this value is set, JoinWorkgroup cannot be set.



Specifies the name of the domain to join during Windows Setup. Domain_name can be the fully qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name of the domain or the NetBIOS name of the domain. Domain_name is a string.

You can specify either a domain to join or a workgroup to assign by using the JoinDomain or JoinWorkgroup settings respectively. However, only one of these settings should be present in an answer file. If both exist in an answer file, the value for JoinDomain is used, and JoinWorkgroup is ignored.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification | JoinDomain

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 credentials.