Windows 10: Authentication to domain without joining


  1. Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
       24 Jan 2017 #1

    Authentication to domain without joining


    as my subjects states I am looking to see if it is possible to Authenticate to a domain without joining.

    I am looking to be able to use my surface pro 4 device at some of our clients without having to join my device to any domain. even at my shop. where I could use one of our old server blades as a lab for testing things.

    I know my co worker was looking into something like this as well, I would like to keep all the group policy's and all that jazz off my own personal device but still be able to use active directory.

    If that makes any sense.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 10
    10 Professional x64
       24 Jan 2017 #2

    of course, i used to use a shortcut to the MMC.msc that i had customised to runas and enter the domain credentials when prompted.

    configure one of these for each customer or domain you wish and off you go. this was back in the 2k3 days but there are newer ways using the same methodology such as the below.

    Run Active Directory Management Tools as Another User | Sigkill IT

    to further add, you can do the same with scripts to map network drives that you can run when you are on site also, same idea really. you can authenticate against any resource on a domain or lan as long as you have credentials with permissions to do so regardless of your local machines status.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    27 Jan 2017 #3

    darkschneider94 said: View Post
    as my subjects states I am looking to see if it is possible to Authenticate to a domain without joining.

    I am looking to be able to use my surface pro 4 device at some of our clients without having to join my device to any domain. even at my shop. where I could use one of our old server blades as a lab for testing things.

    I know my co worker was looking into something like this as well, I would like to keep all the group policy's and all that jazz off my own personal device but still be able to use active directory.

    If that makes any sense.
    access to file shares is easy

    DOMAIN\USER_NAME
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 58
    Surface Pro 4 and Windows 10 Desktop
    Thread Starter
       27 Jan 2017 #4

    eddie563 said: View Post
    of course, i used to use a shortcut to the MMC.msc that i had customised to runas and enter the domain credentials when prompted.

    configure one of these for each customer or domain you wish and off you go. this was back in the 2k3 days but there are newer ways using the same methodology such as the below.

    Run Active Directory Management Tools as Another User | Sigkill IT

    to further add, you can do the same with scripts to map network drives that you can run when you are on site also, same idea really. you can authenticate against any resource on a domain or lan as long as you have credentials with permissions to do so regardless of your local machines status.
    Thanks Eddie I will be looking into this way more for sure, awesome stuff. Things for me to be looking into and working on Love it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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