Windows 7 / Networking

How to Connect to a Domain When 802.1X Authentication Is Not Enabled

For networks without 802.1X authentication, follow these steps to join a domain:

  1. Click Start. Right-click Computer and then click Properties.
  2. Under Computer Name, Domain, And Workgroup Settings, click Change Settings.
  3. From the System Properties dialog box, click Network ID.
  4. The Join A Domain Or Workgroup Wizard appears. Select This Computer Is Part Of A Business Network; I Use It To Connect To Other Computers At Work. Click Next.
  5. On the Is Your Company Network On A Domain? page, click My Company Uses A Network With A Domain. Click Next.
  6. On the You Will Need The Following Information page, verify that you have domain credentials available and that you know the domain name. Click Next.
  7. On the Type Your User Name, Password, And Domain Name For Your Domain Account page, provide your domain credentials. Click Next.
  8. If the Type The Computer Name And Computer Domain Name page appears, type the computer and domain name. Then click Next.
  9. If prompted, type a user name, password, and domain. Click OK.
  10. On the Do You Want To Enable A Domain User Account On This Computer? page, click Do Not Add A Domain User Account. Click Next.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. Click OK and then restart the computer when prompted.
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In this tutorial:

  1. Configuring Windows Networking
  2. Usability Improvements
  3. Network And Sharing Center
  4. Network Explorer
  5. How Windows Finds Network Resources
  6. How Windows Publishes Network Resources
  7. How Windows Creates the Network Map
  8. Network Map
  9. Set Up A Connection Or Network Wizard
  10. Manageability Improvements
  11. Network Location Types
  12. Policy-Based QoS
  13. Selecting DSCP Values
  14. Planning Traffic Throttling
  15. Configuring QoS Policies
  16. Configuring System-Wide QoS Settings
  17. Configuring Advanced QoS Settings
  18. Testing QoS
  19. Windows Firewall and IPsec
  20. Windows Connect Now in Windows 7
  21. Core Networking Improvements
  22. Networking BranchCache
  23. How Hosted Cache Works
  24. How Distributed Cache Works
  25. Configuring BranchCache
  26. BranchCache Protocols
  27. File Sharing Using SMB
  28. Web Browsing with HTTP (Including HTTPS)
  29. DNSsec
  30. GreenIT
  31. Efficient Networking
  32. What Causes Latency, How to Measure It, and How to Control It
  33. TCP Receive Window Scaling
  34. Scalable Networking
  35. Improved Reliability
  36. IPv6 Support
  37. 802.1X Network Authentication
  38. Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0
  39. Strong Host Model
  40. Wireless Networking
  41. Improved APIs
  42. Network Awareness
  43. Improved Peer Networking
  44. Services Used by Peer-to-Peer Networking
  45. Managing Peer-to-Peer Networking
  46. Peer-to-Peer Name Resolution
  47. EAP Host Architecture
  48. Layered Service Provider (LSP)
  49. Windows Sockets Direct Path for System Area Networks
  50. How to Configure Wireless Settings
  51. Configuring Wireless Settings Manually
  52. Using Group Policy to Configure Wireless Settings
  53. How to Configure TCP/IP
  54. DHCP
  55. Configuring IP Addresses Manually
  56. Command Line and Scripts
  57. How to Connect to AD DS Domains
  58. How to Connect to a Domain When 802.1X Authentication Is Not Enabled
  59. How to Connect to a Domain When 802.1X Authentication Is Enabled