I currently have an issue with Windows 10 Pro and getting it connected to Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft says you need to go to SettingsAccountsYour InfoAccess Work Or School Connect. When you press the + button it should give you an option to sign in, or, under an Alternate Actions text, give you an option to connect to an Active Directory or an Azure Active Directory (see example below). However my options for Alternate Actions are invisible.

How it's support to look:

Screenshot of how it's support to look

How mine looks:

Screenshot of how mine looks

This computer is already joined to our local domain running on regular active directory. Would this make a difference to adding an account to Microsoft 365/Azure AD?

  • “Would this make a difference to adding an account to Microsoft 365/Azure AD?” Why wouldn’t it? – Daniel B Aug 1 '18 at 15:03

I think you have known how to join your device to Azure AD. In this case, I'd like to explain some things to you.

  • For the Alternate Actions, A workstation group PC (non-domain joined computer) can display it.
  • If you just want users can access the resources from devices that meet your standards for security and compliance. You can register your device to Azure AD via + Connect.

For the differences between joining and registering devices to Azure AD, you can refer to this.

Joining a Windows 10 PC to Azure AD means you must sign in to Windows using your Azure AD credentials and is mainly intended to be used on devices which are solely used for work or study purposes and often owned by the employer or school.

Registering a Windows 10 PC on Azure AD means you will continue signing in to Windows with your personal local or Microsoft account, but in addition can access employer / school resources with single sign-on Azure AD credentials. Registering instead of joining is mostly intended to be used when employees / students are allowed to use their own devices for work or studies like in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) companies and schools, or just to allow employees / students do work / school stuff from home.

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