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Local or Live account for computer on work network

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041

    Local or Live account for computer on work network


    Hello,
    I'm just adding a workstation to an office network, and need to create a user on it, however it is windows 8.1 and I have the option of local or live account. But all the user needs to be a user that is allowed to be part of username/servername
    How would I go about doing that, because all the accounting is done of the Windows 2008 server.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    setup a local account - will save you a lot of issues later, say the employee leaves
    an MS account is a personal account and unless you own the MS account, you will not have access to it

    as with a local account your - company info is not in the MS cloud..

    use a Local account..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 TP 10041


    Okay will do, thanks I will do that now.
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Local or Live account for computer on work network
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