Before following this guide, please ensure the device/s you wish to connect to the domain can communicate with the domain controller server and you've set a desired name for the device.
Note, the following:
- Device was running within VMware WorkStation Pro - Version: 16.1.0
- Virutal Machine Operating System: Windows 11 Pro – Version: 10.0.22000.
(Microsoft are changing things all time please check your windows version against written guide)
Click the start menu then select the pinned settings application.
(If there isn’t a pinned application simply type “Settings” into the search bar and click the best result).
Select “System” from the categories on the left then scroll down and select “About” tab.
Scroll down until you find the “Related Links” section then select “Domain or workgroup”.
Click the change button.
Select “Domain” under “Member of” and enter the domain name, in my case it’s “Company.local” then click “OK”.
Here you must enter the details of an account with enough permisions to join a domain. Once you've entered the details of said account click "OK"
If the details of the account were correct and they have sufficient permissions to join a domain, you will get a “Welcome to the XXXXXX Domain” message, simply click ok and follow the onscreen prompts for a reboot and internal setup for domain use.