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Ultimate Geek

# 208563 16-Feb-2017 20:43
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Hi all,


I would like to add multiple users to a windows device using AAD.


The first user is easy enough and they are an administrator.


Subsequent users I can not figure out for the life of me.


If you go to add a new user via friends and family it is a local account or a Microsoft account ( FYI you can no longer create a Microsoft account using an O365 email address )


I know this can be done but I am blowed if I can figure it out.


I know this is not what AAD is meant for but this will help a customer out bigtime if we can get it to work.











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Master Geek

  # 1722470 18-Feb-2017 21:39
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you dont need to add them to the local machine, they are authenticate to Azure AD, the same as with AD local and domain logins are two different things.


You may run in to trouble if you want them to be admins tho.




Edit, unless you haven't done the AAD domain join properly some how.

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Uber Geek

  # 1722485 18-Feb-2017 21:51
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is the device joined to the Azure AD? If the device is joined to the Azure Active directory, you should be able to grant users rights who are in the same directory. 

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Uber Geek


  # 1722513 19-Feb-2017 00:49
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It is my understanding that AAD & local AD work the same in that respect. You specify the domain credentials and during the logon process a DC is found. The DC grants access. No need to Settings -> Accounts to tell Win10 to add an account. Maybe you could try 'Access work or school'?




Here are some additional questions for you


* Are you on the network where the AAD DC is pingable?


* Are you specifying a username like YOURDOMAIN\username or



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Ultimate Geek

  # 1722527 19-Feb-2017 07:49
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Thanks for your reply's folks.


I have it sorted.


You log one person out and log in with Other user, then just enter in username and password.


I have been over thinking it.


Thanks for all your help.





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