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W8.1 File Sharing with Group Permissions and MsftAcct

  1. #21


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 update 1


    I found this trick and tested. It worked, but I find it silly you have to manually create an entry for each server you want to connect to. Let me know if this is the answer you are seeking as well...

    How to get read/write access to WHS v1 shares from Windows 8 using a Microsoft Account? - Super User

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  2. #22


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by eldonmcguinness View Post
    @tabascojoe, I have noticed another oddity with Microsoft Accounts; I use a program called Rohos Logon Key that will not do remote desktop connections unless I specify the user as "MICROSOFTACCOUNT\USERNAME@Outlook.com". However, if I try to login locally I have to use just "USERNAME", if I try to use the full "MICROSOFTACCOUNT\USERNAME@Outlook.com" it does not work.

    Seems like this whole MICROSOFTACCOUNT domain/workgroup might be the root of the issue here too.
    Not sure if this is helpful but to connect a share from linux to Windows (where Windows share is called 'Share' and is everyone rw and the account is microsoft account) I found I had to use the name of the original local user I defined before switching to a microsoft account (which was called 'adam') and domain of 'WORKGROUP'. I couldn't get the microsoft account to work.

    So connection in /etc/fstab is
    Code:
    //ADAM-X201/Share /mnt/ADAM-X201/Share cifs credentials=/root/secret.txt,iocharset=utf8,uid=1000,gid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0
    where the credentials are
    Code:
      GNU nano 2.3.1            File: /root/secret.txt
    username=adam
    domain=WORKGROUP
    password=xxxxxxxxx
    Using RDP (both from Mac and Windows) I connect using xxxxxxx@outlook.com

    I'm new to this and just trying all combinations until it works I'm afraid.
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  3. #23


    Hello, eldonmcguinness and tabascojoe. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    Not going to pretend I know a lot about the subject, but this may have to do with encryption within the realm of MS accounts, so perhaps things have changed a bit? A controversial issue with 8.x, although I agree with the methodology. Anything to keep hackers out.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by tabascojoe View Post
    I found this trick and tested. It worked, but I find it silly you have to manually create an entry for each server you want to connect to. Let me know if this is the answer you are seeking as well...

    How to get read/write access to WHS v1 shares from Windows 8 using a Microsoft Account? - Super User
    Hey Tabascojoe and thanks for the post. I ultimately had to do just this, but with one tweak, I had to create a local account for the users in question that is separate, not link to their MS Account, on the file server in addition to saving the credential as you mentioned. This does give the desired effect, but is completely asinine. The end result is the user uses a MS account on both pcs and the local account is just for authentication.

    As I thought, it came down to the fact that the MS account is not linked to the group even though the local user is a part of it. Once you link the account, for all intents and purposes, you are not longer in the group when it comes to access to files.

    Thanks MS for making this issue clear as mud...
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