MachinePassword is used with UnsecureJoin, which is performed by using a null session with a pre-existing account. This means there is no authentication to the domain controller when configuring the computer account. It is done anonymously. The account must have a well-known password or a specified MachinePassword. The well-known password is the first 14 characters of the computer name in lowercase.

This setting is valid only if UnsecureJoin is set to true.



Specifies the value of the unique password for the computer. MachinePassword is a string.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification | MachinePassword

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 specify the value of the unique password for the computer.