Join your work device to your organization's network

Join your work-owned Windows 10 device to your organization's network so you can access potentially restricted resources.

What happens when you join your device

While you're joining your Windows 10 device to your organization's network, the following actions will happen:

  • Windows registers your device to your organization's network, letting you can access your resources using your personal account. After your device is registered, Windows then joins your device to the network, so you can use your organization's username and password to sign in and access restricted resources.

  • Optionally, based on your organization's choices, you might be asked to set up two-step verification through either Multi-Factor Authentication or security info.

  • Optionally, based on your organization's choices, you might be automatically enrolled in mobile device management, such as Microsoft Intune. For more info about enrolling in Microsoft Intune, see Enroll your device in Intune.

  • You'll go through the sign-in process, using automatic sign-in with your organizational account.

To join a brand-new Windows 10 device

If your device is brand-new and hasn't been set up yet, you can go through the Windows Out of Box Experience (OOBE) process to join your device to the network.

  1. Start up your new device and begin the OOBE process.

  2. On the Sign in with Microsoft screen, type your work or school email address.

    Sign in screen with email address

  3. On the Enter your password screen, type your password.

    Enter your password screen

  4. On your mobile device, approve your device so it can access your account.

    Mobile notification screen

  5. Complete the OOBE process, including setting your privacy settings and setting up Windows Hello (if necessary).

    Your device is now joined to your organization's network.

To make sure you're joined

You can make sure that you're joined by looking at your settings.

  1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.

    Accounts on the Settings screen

  2. Select Access work or school, and make sure you see text that says something like, Connected to <your_organization> Azure AD.

    Access work or school screen with connected contoso account

To join an already configured Windows 10 device

If you've had your device for a while and it's already been set up, you can follow these steps to join your device to the network.

  1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.

  2. Select Access work or school, and then select Connect.

    Access work or school and Connect links

  3. On the Set up a work or school account screen, select Join this device to Azure Active Directory.

    Set up a work or school account screen

  4. On the Let's get you signed in screen, type your email address (for example, alain@contoso.com), and then select Next.

    Let's get you signed in screen

  5. On the Enter password screen, type your password, and then select Sign in.

    Enter password

  6. On your mobile device, approve your device so it can access your account.

    Mobile notification screen

  7. On the Make sure this is your organization screen, review the information to make sure it's right, and then select Join.

    Make sure this is your organization verification screen

  8. On the You're all set screen, click Done.

    You're all set screen

To make sure you're joined

You can make sure that you're joined by looking at your settings.

  1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.

    Accounts on the Settings screen

  2. Select Access work or school, and make sure you see text that says something like, Connected to <your_organization> Azure AD.

    Access work or school screen with connected contoso account

Next steps

After you join your device to your organization's network, you should be able to access all of your resources using your work or school account information.