Problem: During deployment, you use the Windows Deployment Wizard to provide all the necessary information for the target computer, including credentials, domain join information, and static IP configuration. When Setup finishes, you can see that the system has not joined the domain and is still in a workgroup.

Possible Solution: An LTI deployment of MDT configures the static IP information after the operating system is up and running. If the target computer is located on a network segment that does not have Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), an automated domain join specified in Unattend.xml will fail when no DHCP is present.

Configure Unattend.xml to join a workgroup. Then, use the built-in Recover from Domain task sequence step to add a step in the task sequence to join the domain after the static IP has been applied.

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