DSfW: Unable to join Windows 10 version 1709 workstation to domain.

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  • 15-May-2018
  • 17-Sep-2018


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Attempting to join a Windows 10 workstation to a DSfW domain will fail in the following conditions:
  • The Windows 10 workstation has the Fall Creators Update version 1709 installed.
  • The Windows 10 workstation is a new installation of version 1709 or higher.
  • The DSfW domain has not been updated to the 2008/2012 functional level. NOTE: In case the domain functional level has been raised, the join operation will succeed but it is not possible to access GPO's, SYSVOL, or any other domain resources.


In order to join the workstation to the domain, the SMBv1 feature on the Windows 10 workstation needs to be enabled using the add or remove programs method. 
Details on how to do this can be found here


SMBv1 is not installed by default in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Windows Server, version 1709 and later versions. DSfW only supports SMBv1 at this time. 

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