Join a Computer to Azure Active Directory


As more companies use or migrate to the cloud to provide services, Windows Active Directory can also be used this way. In the Microsoft Cloud, Windows Active Directory becomes Azure Active Directory. Small to medium size businesses (SMBs) might choose to not have on-premise servers (including Domain Controllers). An inexpensive way to leverage Active Directory is by using it in Azure.


A company must have Office 365 before you can use Azure Active Directory.


Configure a Windows PC to Join Azure AD

With Windows 11 Pro

Sign in to your computer using an Administrator account
Click on the Windows menu and select Settings
At the left-hand menu select Accounts
Under the Account settings section click on Access work or school
To the right of Add to a work or school account click on the Connect button
At the pop-up window click on the link for Join this device to Azure Active Directory
Sign in with your Azure AD admin credentials
At the verification window click on the Join button
Click on the Done button