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Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

Q: Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

Does anyone have any idea what setting might be causing this?
Any help is greatly appreciated as I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

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A: Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

This is a copy from a technet forums...I haven't seen this issue myself...but it may point you in the right direction.






There is a policy for this:
It's Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Runtime > Allow Microsoft Accounts to be optional
In 2012, 2012 R2 there is an option in CompConfig\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options that reads "Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts"
If you don't have 2012 or 2012R2 then you can RSAT from a Windows 8 box and change the settings that way

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Hello,
Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS

A:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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Hi,


Apologies in advance if this is not the right area. I was directed here by a Support Engineer in the

Microsoft Community forum. If this is not the right place, please let me know the best place to post this question.


The question presented on domain PCs after clicking 'Settings  > Change PC Settings > Accounts > Connect to a Microsoft account' is:

Which PC settings from your Microsoft account do you want to sync with your domain account?

The options are:

Start Screen
Appearance
Desktop personalization
Apps (list of apps you've installed)
Passwords (apps, websites, and networks)
App Data
Language Preferences
Ease of Access
Other Windows Settings
Web browser (open tabs, history, and favorites)

What I'm looking for is more information about all these options. For example, what is synced with a domain account when the 'App Data' or 'Other Windows Settings' boxes are checked? Those are very vague descriptions, and I'm trying to figure out
what exactly is synced when these options are selected.

Thanks!

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Yesterday (21 Sep) when I turned on my HP Compaq CQ58 running Win 8.1 my free Zone Alarm antivirus/firewall detected malware in CCleaner. Before I could disinfect it my PC froze and I eventually had to restore it to an earlier setting to get it back. I discovered that I had CCleaner version 5.33 which had been hacked and contained a virus. I uninstalled CCleaner (won't be installing latest version) and did a full PC scan using Zone Alarm-nothing found. However I now have the problem that when I logged on to the PC it said it was unable to log me on to my Microsoft account and logged me on with a local account. When I go to user account settings using the charm 'change PC settings' I ask to log on to my MS account and get the following error message: "Sorry, we can't connect to MS services at the moment. If this problem persists search for 'network problems' on the start screen". I get the same message if I try to create a new account user. I have checked that the Microsoft account sign in service was running and set to manual. Changed it to auto and rebooted, same problem. A google search reveals a great many people have had the same problem for many years up to present time with no solution. I tried the MS account troubleshooter which doesn't recognise I have an account. Anyone got any ideas please?

A:Unable to connect to Microsoft account

To update my own post: It would appear the problem logging in to a microsoft account is related to downgrading from Windows 10. When Microsoft were sneakily trying to get everybody to upgrade to Win10 by including an automatic update to do so I by mistake started the upgrade. Rather than mess up my computer I allowed it to continue. I gave Win 10 a few days and hated it before downgrading back to Win 8.1. That is when the problem occurred and Microsoft failed to fix the fault. I have already tried running file checker, disc scan and tweakingdotcomrepair, none of which fixed the problem. Unless someone has a solution it looks like I have two choices: stay with just a local account or reinstall Win 8 from scratch.

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Hi,

I have a Desktop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit.
I use internet with 3G Dongle/Data Card. Internet Speed is find. Even I can play and download music and video.
I updated Windows 8.1 using Automatic Update. It was successful.
AVG Internet Security in installed.
Even I updated 3G Dongle driver.

However, I have two issues.
1. No Connection and
2. Unable to Connect Microsoft Account.I can access Microsoft Account on Web Browser. Its also working fine.
I tried by disable of AVG Internet Security Firewall. No service provide for wired internet connection nearby my area so I didn't try it with wired connection.

Screenshot links:

00.png - Speedy Share - upload your files here
02.png - Speedy Share - upload your files here

Pls help me to fix it.

Regards
GN Jha

A:No Connection and Unable to Connect Microsoft Account

Step 1 = uninstall AVG, use removal tool after, then set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

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Hello, my Microsoft account is taking over the computer. I have two administrator accounts, both set with equal priorities, but on two different domains, one is a Microsoft Account and the other is the AD (local)domain. The problem is that when I am logged in under my AD account, whenever I do anything that requires administrator approval, the system does not accept the AD account approval, even though I am logged in with it at the time...it only accepts the Microsoft account login and password as approval for any action.

This is very inconvenient as I need both admin accounts. Is there any fix to this issue, is there any way to approve actions with the account that is logged in at the time of use, not necessarily the microsoft account?

Please help.

A:Microsoft Account over Local Domain

sounds like the AD account is not really setup as local admin
Make sure to add the AD account to the local pc

It is easier to do it from Manage Computer
Right Click Explorer and click Manage
Then Local Users and Groups
Create new user with same name and password as the AD Account
Double click the new user to open it
Click Member of tab
Select Users and remove it
Click Add, Advanced, Find Now
Double click Adminstrators and add it and ok all the way out
Shutdown, not reboot
wait 30sec and start up again and try it

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Hi,

I'm attempting to set up a Microsoft Business Essentials account for a client. I've done this many times before but this time I have come to a road bump.

The business name is taken. But this is at the 1st step where it is trying to set it up as [email protected] (see screenshot attached)

I need to ultimately set up [email protected]

I'm stuck and Microsoft are near impossible to get someone on the phone. Can anyone help me please?
 

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We have laptop computers that normally log into the AD domain, but also need to be able to allow users to log into the computer when the domain is not available  for authentication.
My issue is, I would like to harden the laptops against brute force login in the event the laptop were stolen.  Even though we have a domain-level policy that locks an account after three invalid login attempts, I am not finding a way to do that with
cached credentials when the computer is not on the domain.  The user does not have a locally defined account on the laptop, only cached domain credentials.
Limiting the number of cached logins does not address this particular situation that I have been able to find -- the computer still allows an unlimited number of incorrect guesses at the password, and once the correct password is entered, the account is
logged in.
This is Windows 7 Professional.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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I screwed something up and I feel stupid. I am pretty computer literate so I'd rather not call the IT guy about this.

I am on my work PC, and this morning decided to change my user name (it's still the same name as the old guy that used this PC.)

I am logged into a work network and when I changed it, logged of, and tried to log back in, the sign in screen looked different but I was still able to log back into the same user profile with the new name. However, I figured to be safe, I better just change things back to the way they were. That was my mistake...

I tried to go back to the old username. But it created a whole new user profile, like a blank one. I can still access the original username in windows explorer to access all my files, but I am not longer connected to the work network.

I know all of the network credentials and passwords, I just don't know how to get back my old account!?!?

I know I probably left out some information, thank you in advance!

Windows 7 64 Bit Pro

EDIT: When I go into Manage User Accounts, I added a new account with the same name as the previous one, but on login screen only showing the one AFritts account screenshot below.

A:Unable to log back into Account on Work Domain after changing name.

Well:

1. Domain accounts must be added to the domain (AD DS) by the administrator at the server. You can't just make a new user that connects to the domain, without that user being added to the domain by the admin.

2. You have 2 different domains there: STEVEN-S and FISH. Which one is the actual domain name?

What you did was add a new user to the local machine, which has nothing to do with the domain.

Call your admin and s/he can fix this in no time. It's not really a big issue. You cannot fix this yourself, you can remove the new local user, but it's best if you let the admin handle this.

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Here is the back story:

I am at a school with a NT4.0 domain server. We bought a new 2003 SP1 server. We have two IP ranges. Our old configuration had static IP address with 2 DNS servers located at the district that was referenced in the TCP/IP properties.

I set up the new server with 4 roles. It has an Active Directory. It is a DHCP server (I have 98 machines). The DHCP has a superscope with 2 scopes within the superscope. Each scope has a range of IP address and the exceptions for the server, printers, et cetera. It also is a DNS server that "listens to all IP addresses" instead of listen to the "following IP addresses."

However, on the listen to the following IP addresses I put in it's own IP address. The DNS server also has 2 forwarders to the district DNS servers.

The last role is as a File Share.

I have connected about 400 computers just fine. Everything is working good...however I am now getting sporadic computers that can't log on. I get this message:



Windows cannot connect to the domain, either because the domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable, or because your computer account was not found. Please try again later.Click to expand...

The computers are still on the server.

If I re-add the client machine to the domain, everything is fine--for now. This has been happening to xp machines. It has happened 5 times now, and I am worried about a continual problem or a major problem aro... Read more

A:Windows cannot connect to domain (2003)...computer account not found

I would look at the network before you look at the OS, when it happens see if you can ping the server by name and IP, also look in the event viewer of the machine and see if there is anything showing up in there.

Regards
 

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Hi,

I'm simplifying my home computing environment (lab's in Azure now), and so I need to migrate my 8.1 clients being domain joined to just MS accounts and a home group. I'm very familiar with the server side, but for continuity I'd like to migrate
the domain profiles of the clients to MS accounts / home groups.

I've not seen much documentation on how to move away from domain joined to work/homegroups and any gotchas involved - just the opposite direction. Can anyone suggest best practices for this?

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Hello,

I am trying to look for the most clean and painless way to basically tie a user's local machine account to a newly created domain account. I found that I can change the registry setting for ProfileImagePath in order to point it to the old profile. One thing that this doesn't seem to do is to reference the outlook profile that is on their local account. Is there a way to move this profile without having to just recreate it on the new domain account? Is there an easier way of moving everything in general?

Thanks
 

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Hello, 
Not sure whether is the problem in contacting Domain controller or any network level access for the below mentioned error.
Error occurs even the Machine is not there in Domain controller. Kindly help what could be the issue

07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 NetpDoDomainJoin
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 NetpDoDomainJoin: using new computer names
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 NetpDoDomainJoin: NetpGetNewMachineName returned 0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 NetpMachineValidToJoin: 'COMPUTERNAME'
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 OS Version: 6.3
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 Build number: 9600 (9600.winblue_ltsb.151121-0600)
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 SKU: Windows 8.1 Enterprise
07/11/2016 21:14:51:541 Architecture: 64-bit (AMD64)
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpGetLsaPrimaryDomain: status: 0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpMachineValidToJoin: status: 0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpJoinWorkgroup: joining computer 'COMPUTERNAME' to workgroup 'WORKGROUP'
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpValidateName: checking to see if 'WORKGROUP' is valid as type 2 name
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpCheckNetBiosNameNotInUse for 'WORKGROUP' [ Workgroup as MACHINE]  returned 0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpValidateName: name 'WORKGROUP' is valid for type 2
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpSetLsaPrimaryDomain: for 'WORKGROUP' status: 0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpJoinWorkgroup: status:  0x0
07/11/2016 21:14:51:556 NetpDoDomainJoin: status: 0x0
07/11/2016 22:23:37:582 ---------------------------... Read more

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So as the title said, I can't connect to my Microsoft Account, it said that i don't have a network connected yet I am writing this message using the same laptop, therefore i am stuck with my local account. Any advices on what i should do?

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Hi, I'm using windows 8 and 8.1 for several years. but recently I've got a big problem. recently I reinstalled my windows (I did reset factory) and after that I can't connect to my Microsoft account. Note that windows 8 was originally installed on my laptop
and I'd reset and reinstalled my windows in these years and I had never faced this problem. but last week I reset it again and since then I'm not able to connect to my Microsoft account. I've reset and reinstalled my windows many time after that and nothing
has changed.

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First of all, it's my fault. I accidentally deleted 'Microsoft' subfolder from Roaming folder, and after that, I just can't link my local Windows account to my Microsoft account. It always says the basic failure messages. What should I do? How could I restore the original folder, or repair my current profile? (If I create a now local profile, it works fine, but I want to save the time and procedure of creating a whole new profile and importing my files.)
Windows 10 x64 Professional
(I tried to copy the new account's Microsoft folder over the old one but it didn't help.)

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Here goes. Since I have installed windows 8 I have been unable to access calendar,people apps and all the other panes. I changed my password a number of times to no avail. So I thought I would just remove my whole Microsoft account and start anew. I removed the account and tried to start another account but the new account refuses to take my e-mail. Since the e-mail is used in a number of programs including my live e-mail my question is: If I make up a new e-mail address will it change my regular e-mail which I don't want to change.

A:Unable to get microsoft account

If you closed the original MS account with that email then that email address is gone. You would have to set up another MS account with a different email address. Or it may let you use the same email address, haven't heard of any thing to the contrary.

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I have a problem.

When I installed Windows 10, during the Cortana setup process I was told to log in with my Microsoft account. When she brought up the window, everything but the minimize tab was gray and closed after 15 seconds. This happens every time and it also happens when I am trying to log in from the account settings or any other way to log into Microsoft on my PC. Works on Chrome, but not Edge. Any help??

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I bought a new laptop and it arrived yesterday. It runs Windows 8.1
I tried to log into my microsoft account, but it kept coming up with the error code 0xd0000072 and said it wasn;t able to switch from my local account to my microsoft account.
After googling it, I tried different options, such as flushing out the proxy even though I don't run on proxy, I disabled McAfee to make sure it wasn't the firewall, I signed into live and removed all trusted devices, I tried downloading the troubleshooter,which
told me my problem was that I didn't have a Microsoft account - super helpful.
Nothing seems to be working.
I then went on to trying to make a new microsoft account, but the error code still came up after all that hassle too.  
I eventually called it a night and decided I could probably just get by without it, however, when I tried to download software to install my printer, it wouldn't let me because I cannot seem to log in to my Microsoft account. 
Can anyone help?

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

Hi

I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

I created a local account and I changed the name displayed in the Start screen.

Then, by this account, I performed the procedure to switch to a Microsoft account.

I noticed that when, by this Microsoft account, I perform the procedure to switch back to the local account, the name displayed on the logon screen, it is to be returned to the original one (ie, the one of the directory of the local user profile). How come?

So, how do I make sure that, at the end of these procedures, the account name back to being what had been changed by me?

Thanks

Bye

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I had a local account on Windows 10 running on my old PC and set it up as an ftp and vnc server. (Sysax Multiserver for ftp and UltraVNC for vnc) That worked fine.

Now I got a new PC running Windows 10, and I let Microsoft talk me into using a Microsoft account.

But those same server applications do NOT seem to work with a Microsoft account. I can't even log in from inside my own LAN. I can think of two reasons for this:

1. They don't accept my user name with a space in the middle. I don't want to give my real name on this forum, but let's say my real name is "John Smith." Then my Microsoft account was named "John Smith" and that's how I log in. But the ftp and vnc clients don't seem to accept a username with a space in the middle like "John Smith." (My old local account name didn't have a space in the middle.)

2. Some kind of security problem. I turned off the firewall completely but I still can't get connected.

Has anybody here tried to set up a Microsoft account as an ftp or vnc server? How did you do it?

A:Cannot connect to Microsoft account remotely via either FTP or VNC

You can use the long username instead of MS account name. It is given as COMPUTER_NAME\USERNAME.

Check first your user profile name. It is in 99.9% certainty the same than your user profile folder's name, which is different than your Microsoft account name. If you want to be absolutely sure, use command $env:username in PowerShell to show your "real" user profile name instead of Microsoft account name:



In my case now it shows my user profile name as Kari although I have logged in to Windows with a Microsoft account and username containing my first and last names, with space.

Further, let's say my PC name was MyMonterRig. In this case now I would use long username MyMonsterRig\Kari in everything network and remote control related instead of my Microsoft account email.




(Video from Ten Forums video thread.)

Kari

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  It says I have to wait on security information.
When I type in security code.
It only allows me to go to a basic account information.
what has happened?
why can't I just sign in as usual?

I went through steps for new security code.
I am still unable to sign in.

A:Please help. I am unable to sign into Microsoft account. I

Hi,
Could you sign in your Microsoft account from below website?
https://login.live.com/
If it says the same message, please ask in Windows Live forum for help better:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oaccount?sort=lastreplydate&dir=desc&tab=Threads&status=&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&threadType=All&tm=1406196713134Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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I have 2 user accounts on my laptop, 1 for me and 1 for my wife. If I log in on my wife's account, I can't access the internet with any browser through my wireless router. If I plug right into the modem and try to connect it works fine. It only won't work when I am wireless. I have IE7 and Firefox and neither will connect. They just time out and it says the page cannot be displayed.
When I log in on my account, I don't have any problems with either browser through the wireless router. The only problem I have with both accounts is Windows will not update if I try to do it when wireless. Windows will only update when plugged into the modem. Again, this happens on both accounts.
My system:
Windows XP SP3
IE7 and Firefox
Let me know what other info I may need to supply.
Thanks

A:Unable to connect to internet only on one account

In your wife's account - does it say it's connected to the router?

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I just realized that I am unable to access my other users accounts (which are limited) desktops. I use documents and settings folder to get there, but I get this error:

"C:\Documents and Setting\Natalie and Dave\Desktop

Access is denied."

I can access the other limited account, but just not "Natalie and Dave's" desktop. I don't know why either, I am the only administrator account and I am able to access one of two limited accounts desktop.

Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

A:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
The other possibility is corruption in the file system. If that's the case, run chkdsk /f from the command line (click start, (all) programs, accessories, command prompt, and type chkdsk /f press y and then reboot). When it reboots it will run the disk check, then reboot again. You can see the results of the chkdsk in your event viewer. (control panel (classic view), administrative tools, event viewer, application log, and look for events named winlogon).

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hi am having a string of problems with my microsoft account all brought about (i think) because of a problem with the audio system, i am now stuck in a local account,(having followed advice from a thread i followed on windows support). every time i try to change back to my microsoft account i get as far as signing in to my local account then it just says 'please wait' and goes no further (had it sat like this for an hour!) anyone have any ideas what i can do? thank you

A:cannot connect to my microsoft account, stuck in local

Log into the Microsoft side and delete the Live account on there, then go through the process of creating a new User Live ID on the Laptop, which should create a new Live account with Microsoft.

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sorry we could not connect to Microsoft service right now. if this problem persists, search for "network problems" on the start screen.

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.

Thanks

A:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster



If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?

Thanks



yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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Hello.

Since I bought this computer, I've had issues. I started by creating a user with my personal email address, but then thought I wanted it for work so I deleted the Microsoft account associated with that email and created another with my work email. However, I've noticed that some of the apps aren't working correctly and needed to use my personal email again. For awhile, Microsoft accounts wouldn't allow deleted accounts from coming back but it appears it's working now.
So, now I have a Microsoft account with my personal email address but the primary user on my PC is still associated with the work Microsoft account. I can't find a way to change this and it's causing problems since that email doesn't exist anymore. Is there any way to change the Microsoft account that's associated with a single user?
The only other thing I could think of would be to create a new user, promote to admin, and swap everything over manually before completely removing the user associated with my old work email. I tried this, but when attempting to log into the new user it says "cannot login, please visit accounts.live.com to fix the issue". However, whenever I go there and log into the new users account, there's no instruction on what to do or any indication that there's something wrong.
So, I need to be able to do one of two things:
1) Switch the Microsoft account associated with the primary user on this PC or,
2) Find out how to log into the new user's account without any i... Read more

A:Windows 8 User Account/Microsoft Account Issues...

As far as the Metro Apps go, I'd try uninstalling them and then reinstalling them.

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Hi

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?

Thanks

Bye

A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no.

If I may ask, why do you need to switch your user account on the PC back and forth between being a local and Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account can do everything that a local account can.

If you really need to have or use both accounts, then you might consider have two user accounts on the PC. One your Microsoft account, and the other a local account. This way you could just switch between signing in to your user accounts instead.

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hi all, I am new to windows 8 and having trouble with my account alias, I recently purchased a new laptop, when I created my alias email address I used a pop 3 email (ntlworld.com) unaware that that these email addresses cannot be used, I am trying to add a Hotmail.co.uk address but it is saying, "For security reasons, you need to verify your primary alias before you can add another alias" I have received an email in my ntlworld.com email and it says if the address is correct I do not need to do anything, but it can't be verified, please help

A:unable to remove microsoft account alias

Did you not get this mail to verify.
You must first verify your primary made account before you can make any aliasses.
E) Check the inbox for your email address from step 3A for this email. Open the email, and click/tap on Verify [email protected] (see screenshot below)

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I signed in with a microsoft account in windows 10 because I wanted to try minecraft windows 10 edition. Now I want to remove it but I am unable to. To remove the account I go click the start menu, click my name, click change account settings, scroll down to accounts used by other apps, click my email, click remove, but nothing happens. I did switch to a local account. When I click remove, the settings window just disappears without anything happening. I also ran the SFC Command but it found nothing.
Edit: I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10

A:Unable to remove microsoft account in windows 10

The usual procedure is to do what you did but do not scroll down to accounts used by other apps, instead just click on Sign in with a local account instead. Rather than removing the Microsoft account you are changing it to a local account.

See the tutorial -> Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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Earlier I used to log in to Windows 8.1 through Microsoft account and suddenly now on restarting I get login for Administrator with its password and obviously my earlier desktop and files aren't visible. However, in the C drive's User folder, I could see
a folder named after Microsoft account and it contains all desktop icons n files. While trying to link a User account besides Administrator login, it says that the email is already in use and refuse to link it.
Pls let me know how to fix this.

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I work with a charity and we have just received a second-hand pc from a local company. The pc us running Windows 10 Pro.
I want to set up a new user, using a Microsoft account, but there does not seem to be an option to do that.
It came with a user set up as Local Account/ Administrator.

When I follow the normal path to add a Microsoft account, there is no such option available to me. Is this because of the way the current user is set up?

Tommy

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I signed in with a microsoft account in windows 10 because I wanted to try minecraft windows 10 edition. Now I want to remove it but I am unable to. To remove the account I go click the start menu, click my name, click change account settings, scroll down to accounts used by other apps, click my email, click remove, but nothing happens. I did switch to a local account. When I click remove, the settings window just disappears without anything happening. I also ran the SFC Command but it found nothing.
Edit: I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10

A:Unable to remove microsoft account in windows 10

The usual procedure is to do what you did but do not scroll down to accounts used by other apps, instead just click on Sign in with a local account instead. Rather than removing the Microsoft account you are changing it to a local account.

See the tutorial -> Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I work with a charity and we have just received a second-hand pc from a local company. The pc us running Windows 10 Pro.
I want to set up a new user, using a Microsoft account, but there does not seem to be an option to do that.
It came with a user set up as Local Account/ Administrator.

When I follow the normal path to add a Microsoft account, there is no such option available to me. Is this because of the way the current user is set up?

Tommy

A:Unable to create New User Using Microsoft Account

When setting up the user, you might have missed "Sign in without a Microsoft Account." Go through the process and see if you see it with a sample user. Make sure it's not checked.

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When i tried to follow the steps I could not find Accounts and Preferences.
So is this a bug or am i doing something wrong?

A:Can not connect xbox live account to Microsoft Games

Still having the issue :c
I tried google but it doesn't work

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I cannot switch from my "local account" to my "Microsoft account". The following is what I have done
Settings>Change PC Settings>Accounts>Cindy(Local Account), I then click "Connect to a Microsoft Account"
Switch to a Microsoft Account on this PC, "confirm your current password", I then put in an old, old password (which is the only password that will work)>
Sign into your Microsoft Account and I enter my email and a "newer password">
Help us protect your information, because you turned on 2 step verification for your account you need to enter a security code. I then have Microsoft text me a new security code>code is then entered>Sky Drive is your cloud storage, etc.>
Switch to a Microsoft Account, you're almost done. Your existing account will now be changed to a Microsoft Account. All of your files on this PC will remain in place. >Then I get this message: "We couldn't change your account because there's already
an account on this PC with this email address. Only 1 account is listed when I go to "other account."
 
When I am at Account>Other Accounts, I have the choice of "add an account" or "my account", which is the one I click on and I can either edit it, (which the choices are "standard, administrator or child) or remove it. I have chosen both standard and administrator and it hasn't made any difference.
 
HELP!!! What do I do to fix this? Do I delete the account and start over? Will I lose all my emails, contacts, documents, etc.
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Hi everyone !

Looking at your security config I saw that some /many of you use a local account on Windows .

I open this thread to ask you why ? For security ? Is there any difference regarding security ?
I added a poll so you can select what you use

Looking forward to hearing from you .
 

A:Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Windows 10

HI !

A good explanations of the differences :
Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?
 

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Is there a work-around to create a local account without first logging into the Microsoft account?

The only account presently in place is the Microsoft account.
 

A:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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I am the owner of my win10 laptop and want to be able to access and created files on my own computer without having to log into the windows cloud server each time.
How could I set things up that way, without reverting to "factory" settings?

I used to know what to do in windows xp, but have trouble imagining the file system of win10, especially since the print always seems to be of much smaller size these days ... (heeh)

tia,

Raenie
 

A:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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hello i'm using windows 8,my pc cant connect to microsoft account even after entering all information till it tells me you are almost done.the last message it gives me is "sorry we could not connect to microsoft services right now.If this problem
persists ,search for network problems on the start screen "...yet i'm connected to the internet and there's no network problem found.please help

A:cant switch my pc from local account to a microsoft account

Hi,

The error ?sorry we could not connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists ,search for network problems on the start screen " occurs 
because of an issue with Microsoft account or

1.Corrupt Microsoft Account settings

2.Can?t connect to the sync service

3.Problems with Microsoft account Policy

4.Microsoft Account required

5.Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues

I suggest to download and run the Microsoft account troubleshooter to fix this issuse:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13976.how-to-troubleshoot-microsoft-account-issues.aspx


RegardsWade Liu
TechNet Community Support

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from Microsoft account, but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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Hi there,

I am new to Windows 10 and hope you can help me. I am trying to set up my OneDrive account to sync across two (soon to be three) PCs and am having trouble.

I have an account with OneDrive for business through my university. I installed OneDrive on my Windows 7 laptop to sync my main bulk storage files. I logged in with my university username and began the sync no problem. Now, on my Windows 10 desktop, when I try to link OneDrive with my university account, I am told that this Microsoft account does not exist. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I want to log into my computer using a local account, but sync to my university one drive account. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks for your help!

A:How to Sync OneDrive Account not Associated with Microsoft Account?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum

onedrive for Business it a separate app to the Onedrive included with Windows 10

I remember reading about a similar issue during the week, hopefully this link will help
Solved One Drive login - Windows 10 Forums

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I logged into a windows program with my email not knowign it would log into the whole accouint for me i want to remove the email thats connected to ym local account is that possible?

A:How to remove microsoft account from local account

Switch your user account back to local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Next time when installing apps from Windows Store, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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In order to access my office wi-fi I am tolf I must have a local account--how do I do that?
 

A:How do I change between Microsoft account and local account?

You would most likely need a Pro version of Windows 8 if they use a Domain.  Then you would need to talk to your IT person, to allow your machine on the company network.  As for your question, you do it from the Profile in the Metro Screen.  This actual question that you posted is in the FAQ on microsoft.com for the Windows 8 page.

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How do I merge my Microsoft account with my Nook account? No matter what I try it will not let me on any device or any website and the Barnes and Nobles 'helpers' are not helpful at all.

A:How To Merge NOOK account and Microsoft account?

Hi,
Please access to the link below and follow its steps to manage your account for test:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/wizard.aspx




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