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Solved How to remote connect to a local account?


Kari

Old geek, new tricks
Team Member
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#1
Hi geeks.

I need to connect to some other Win 8 Pro rigs using credentials of a local account. I am unable to find how to change default account type as shown in this screenshot:

RDP_Credentials.png

Remote connections to Microsoft Accounts working as they should, no issues there.

Kari
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.

bar7737

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#2
Let's pretend your current PC is named Kari-PC and your username is kari, you would login with this username:

Kari-PC\kari

You can go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and then click on manage user accounts. From that window, you can see the "domain" name and user name. Then it's basically using "domain\user", even though it may not be an actual windows domain.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro, Win 7 Pro, Server 2008, Linux
    CPU
    Phenom II Black Edition
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    570GTX
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    60GB SSD SATA III / 300 GB SATA III
    PSU
    800W
    Internet Speed
    15 mbps

Kari

Old geek, new tricks
Team Member
VIP Member
Pro User
#3
Thanks.

This is one of those Darwin Awards moments...

I am quite experienced in remote connections, but this one was a like blind spot for me, tryong to login to my wife's local account on her laptop. I didn't even try to use ComputerName\Username as user, I just read the Domain: MicrosoftAccount and gave up.

Of course it works as it should.

Kari
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY 17-1150eg
    CPU
    1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Processor
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Beats sound system with integrated subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" laptop display, 22" LED and 32" Full HD TV through HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1600*900 (1), 1920*1080 (2&3)
    Hard Drives
    Internal: 2 x 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 7200 rpm
    External: 2TB for backups, 3TB USB3 network drive for media
    Cooling
    As Envy runs a bit warm, I have it on a Cooler Master pad
    Keyboard
    Logitech diNovo Media Desktop Laser (bluetooth)
    Mouse
    Logitech MX1000 Laser (Bluetooth)
    Internet Speed
    50 MB VDSL
    Browser
    Maxthon 3.5.2., IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender 4.3.9431.0
    Other Info
    Windows in English, additional user accounts in Finnish, German and Swedish.