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How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain

How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain

In this tutorial we want to join a Windows 10 client to a SBS 2011 domain with the connector. Before we can do that we have to edit supportedOS.xml on the server and add some lines to that XML file so that Windows is recognized. One that is done we can go back to the Windows 10 client and start Edge and browse to http://connect. From there we run the Connector that will join the client to the domain.

  1. This is what you see when you try to join a Windows 10 client before you make the changes on the SBS 2011 Standard server.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  2. On the SBS 2011 server browse to C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\WebApp\ClientDeployment\packageFiles.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  3. Open supportedOS.xml with Notepad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/).
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  4. We will need to add two lines, one for 32 bit Windows 10 and one for 64 bit Windows 10.
    <OS id="9" Name="Windows 10, AMD64" Major="10" Minor="0" Build="10240" SPMajor="" SPMinor="" ExcludedSuite="512" RequiredSuite="" RequiredProductType="1" Architecture="9"/>
    <OS id="10" Name="Windows 10, x86" Major="10" Minor="0" Build="10240" SPMajor="" SPMinor="" ExcludedSuite="512" RequiredSuite="" RequiredProductType="1" Architecture="0"/>
    
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  5. As soon as you hit save you will see that Notepad++ informs you that it needs to restart in Administrator mode to be able to save the file. Click Yes.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  6. Click Yes to accept the UAC
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  7. Click Save again and we are done.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  8. Now you can run Edge and go to http://connect to join the Windows 10 client
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  9. Accept the UAC warning and lick Yes.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  10. I will setup this computer for myself as I am the administrator
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  11. Good! Click Next
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  12. Use the administrative credentials to setup this computer.How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  13. You can change the name of this computer if you wish.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  14. We get a warning that settings and data cannot be moved. Read the link if you want to know more about this. Click Next.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  15. Restart
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  16. Login with the admin credentials
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain
  17. There we are! Our Windows 10 is joined to the SBS 2011 domain.
    How to join a Windows 10 client with the connector to a SBS 2011 domain

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