MachinePasswordis used with UnsecureJoin, which is performed, by using a null session with a pre-existing account. This means there is no authentication to the domain controller when configuring the computer account, it is done anonymously. The account must have a well-known password or a specified MachinePassword. The well-known password is the first 14 characters of the computer name in lower case.

This setting is only valid if UnsecureJoin is set to true.



Specifies the value of the unique password for the computer. MachinePassword is a string.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin | Identification | MachinePassword

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin.

XML Example

The following XML output shows how to set the identification.


See Also