Deploy a client in a Windows Server 2012 Essentials network without joining the domain

Microsoft was friendly enough to publish a way to join a client without the need to join the domain. It’s rather simple.

Open an elevated command prompt on the client computer.

Type: reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Server\ClientDeployment” /v SkipDomainJoin /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Now just connect your client throught the Windows Server 2012 Essentials connect website.

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