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Can Windows 8.1 RT join an Active Directory 2012 domain? I've been looking around and I'm having a hard time determining if they are talking about 8.1 or 8.1 RT but its very unclear.

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No, according to the FAQ for Windows 8.1 RT, under the question "What's the difference between Windows 8.1 RT and Windows 8.1?":

Some features aren't included in Windows RT 8.1:

  • Windows Media Player

  • Windows Media Center

  • HomeGroup creation (you can join an existing HomeGroup but you can't create a new one)

  • The ability to connect to your Windows RT 8.1 PC from another PC using Remote Desktop

  • Domain join

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Damn...... Thanks for the info –  Crash893 Oct 21 '13 at 2:25

The Windows RT FAQ clearly states that joining a domain is not available in Windows RT 8.1.

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