The procedure in this tutorial is done on Windows 10 Pro client and NOT on the server. Right click the Start Menu and choose Command Prompt (Admin) Accept the UAC warning Run this on the Windows 10 Pro Client reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\ClientDeployment" /v SkipDomainJoin /t REG_DWORD /d 1 reg add 'HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\ClientDeployment' /v SkipDomainJoin /t REG_DWORD /d 1 Skip this step if your server is a Windows Server Essentials 201 6 and run the Connector from http://servername/connect. Only for WSE 2012 R2 : You will need to install the updated Connector first from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40285 and run it from the Start Menu as shown in the screenshot. Accept the UAC warning and click Yes. It has found our server and click Next Use the domain admin credentials for this and click Next. You can optionally give the computer a name. Make a choice for backing up the computer. Finish The computer is still bound to a workgroup and the little console is installed.