Setting up New Devices onto your Network

12th August 2020
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Whether you are using an On-Premise server or Office 365 your network PC’s should be attached to a Directory Service so that you have some control who can login.  That way you have control over passwords and the device if a staff member leaves.  Below are instructions to attach your device onto a Directory Service.

  • When the device is first switched on, it should already have a local user the password will be 5n0rkEL$
  • The first thing to do is attach to your server account
  • Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app. Navigate to Accounts -> Access work or school, and then click Connect on the right side.
Setting up new devices popup 1
  • In the popup window, either click on the “Join this device to a local Active Directory domain” if you have a local On-Premise server
  • or “Join the device to Azure Active Directory” for Microsoft Office 365 users.
Setting up new devices popup 2
  • Type the Active Directory domain name XXXXXX.local for On-Premise server or Type in the users email address for Office 365 and click Next.
  • If prompted enter the user name and password for your domain account, and click OK.
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  • Select your Account type to continue. You’ll need to restart to complete the process of joining Windows 10 to Active Directory domain.
  • Now you can sign in with the users credentials
  • Open Microsoft office and sign in with the users email address and email password.
  • If you have an On-Premise Server the mapped drives should auto connect and be displayed in Windows Explorer

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