Register your personal device on your organization's network

Register your personal device, typically a phone or tablet, on your organization's network. After your device is registered, it will be able to access your organization's restricted resources.

Note

This article uses a Windows device for demonstration purposes, but you can also register devices running iOS, Android, or macOS.

What happens when you register your device

While you're registering your device on your organization's network, the following actions will happen:

  • Windows registers your device on your organization's network.

  • 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 the username and password for your personal Microsoft account.

To register your Windows device

Follow these steps to register your personal device on your network.

  1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.

    Accounts on the Settings screen

  2. Select Email & accounts, and then select Join a Microsoft account.

    Email & accounts and Add a Microsoft account links

  3. On the Add your Microsoft account screen, type in your email address for your personal Microsoft account.

    Add your Microsoft account screen, with email

  4. On the Enter password screen, type the password for your personal Microsoft account, and then select Sign in.

    Enter password screen

  5. Complete the rest of the registration process, including approving your identity verification request (if you use two-step verification) and setting up Windows Hello (if necessary).

To make sure you're registered

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

  1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.

    Accounts on the Settings screen

  2. Select Email & accounts, and make sure you see your personal Microsoft account.

    Access work or school screen with connected contoso account

Next steps

After you register your personal device to your organization's network, you should be able to access most of your resources.