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balubeto

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Hi

Using Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit, I have noticed that the full name of a local account (set with the net users "<username>" /fullname:"<full name>" command) is deleted whenever I switch from a Microsoft account to the local account associated with it. So, how do I have to prevent this?

Thanks

Bye
 

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balubeto

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Basically, my problem is this:

I create a local account and then I modify his full name:

Code:
C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto" /fullname:"Balubeto Balubeto"
The command completed successfully.
 
C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto"
Username                                          Balubeto_Balubeto
Full name                                         Balubeto Balubeto
comment
user comment
Country code / area                               000 (System)
Account active                                    Yes
Account expires                                   Never
Last setting password                             03/05/2013 18:25:29
Password Never Expires
Password changeable                               03/05/2013 18:25:29
Password required                                 No
The user can change the password                  Yes
Workstations allowed                              All
Login Script
User profile
Home directory
Last Login                                        14/05/2013 17:23:02
Hours of access allowed                           All
Memberships to the local group                    *Administrators
Memberships to the global group                   *NONE
The command completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>

At this point, I restarted the computer and I log onto this account.

Now, I switch it in a Microsoft account following the procedure http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4840-microsoft-account-switch-windows-8-a.html and then I restart the computer.

So, I log onto Microsoft account, and, following the procedure http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4842-local-account-switch-windows-8-a.html, I switch it back to the local account.

Now, the local account information are:

Code:
C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto"
Username                                          Balubeto_Balubeto
Full name
comment
user comment
Country code / area                               000 (System)
Account active                                    Yes
Account expires                                   Never
Last setting password                             14/05/2013 18:35:06
Password Never Expires
Password changeable                               14/05/2013 18:35:06
Password required                                 No
The user can change the password                  Yes
Workstations allowed                              All
Login Script
User profile
Home directory
Last Login                                        14/05/2013 18:43:53
Hours of access allowed                           All
Memberships to the local group                    *Administrators
Memberships to the global group                   *NONE
The command completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>

As you can see the field "Full name" is empty. How come?

How do I avoid that this field changes value?

Thanks

Bye
 

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mvp
You can't.

When you switch an account from local to Microsoft, it resets the "full name". You should be able to enter Balubeto Balubeto for the user name when switching to a local account to keep that name without having to use a "full name".

If I may ask, depending on your needs, why not have two separate accounts with one as a local account and the other a Microsoft account instead of switching back and forth?
 

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  • OS
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    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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