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Microsoft Account over Local Domain

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    Microsoft Account over Local Domain


    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.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    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
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Microsoft Account over Local Domain
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