Accounts :: Unable To Connect Microsoft Account To Domain Account

Jun 25, 2014

I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

What setting might be causing this? I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

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Accounts :: Unable To Remove Microsoft Account Alias?

Feb 1, 2014

I am new to windows 8 and having trouble with my account alias, I recently purchased a new laptop, when I created my alias email address I used a pop 3 email ( unaware that that these email addresses cannot be used, I am trying to add a address but it is saying, "For security reasons, you need to verify your primary alias before you can add another alias" I have received an email in my[url]... email and it says if the address is correct I do not need to do anything, but it can't be verified.

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Accounts :: Win 8.1 Home - Merge Domain User Account With Local User Account

Aug 28, 2014

I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the content/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile.

I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

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Jul 9, 2013

How can I connect my hotmail account to my Windows account? I have connected that mail to my account on previous installation. My OS is Windows 8 Enterprise x64.

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Can't Connect To Microsoft To Login Or Use Account On Windows App

Feb 8, 2014

The problem is i can't connect to microsoft to login or use microsoft account on my windows app. When i open windows store apps message shows "Youre PC isn't connected to internet. To use the store, connect to the internet and try again.". When i tried to switch to microsoft account and login my account then it loads after that it show "The service isn't available right now - Try again later." I having this problem for more than two weeks until now. I tried a couple of time to refresh the windows - no luck same problem. Tried to restart and re-install windows - same problem.

Even when i tried to install Adobe photoshop and need to sign in nothing happens it keeps on loading to sgin in page. I tried to open adobe website and it open normally i can check any adobe page. But when i tried to download flash player no download button. So luckily i download it in other computer or i use google chrome. When i tried to click the sign in in adobe website it opens the login/sign page with white page and a html text on it but can't login. I tried and check with adobe forum but i can't post my problem because i cannot sign in. I check with other forums but no luck.

On my Facebook problem. I can open normally my facebook account/page read feeds, upload pics, upload vids. But when i tried to watch facebook videos post/feeds just loading the black screen videoit keeps on loading no luck to watch it or play. Youtube videos normally playing. I tried to check all even my graphics card, windows display tried to check everything even ask from others forum until now no answer and no luck.

I can open all my problems and error normally in other computer. So i think the problem is in my PC or windows. But tried to scan for error and troubleshoot no problems.

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Accounts :: How To Reset Microsoft Account

Jan 7, 2014

Is there a way to reset a microsoft account?Several times I have formatted and reinstalled and each time when it asks whether I want to use the settings already assigned to my profile or not...and selecting still seems to be bring things over like the wallpaper etc.

So to be clear, fresh install....during final stages, it asks to create a login or sign in using a microsoft account which is what I do. When I do this, it asks whether I want to use the settings already on the profile...I say no I want to set it up as a new PC and yet still wallpaper comes back (Sony vaio wallpaper)

I'm just thinking if the wallpaper comes back..what else does? So I want to know whether there is a way (apart from closing the account and recreating it) to reset the profile so nothing is attached to it.

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Accounts :: Win 8.1 Insists To Log Into Microsoft Account

Oct 18, 2013

My Win 8 installation, upon a power on startup or restart, booted to the Start screen without going through the process of logging in. I don't recall how I accomplished that. I just upgraded to 8.1 and it insists on logging into my MS account and requires I enter my account password.

How do I get 8.1 to avoid that step?

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Accounts :: How To Upgrade To 8.1 Without Using Microsoft Account

Feb 18, 2014

I am setting up a new Toshiba laptop for a friend who only has a gmail account. Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 8.1 without using a Microsoft account?

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Accounts :: Change Name With Connected Account To Microsoft

Dec 8, 2013

When I installed Windows 8 I didn't use a Microsoft account, but to use Skydrive, I had to connect, and when I did this, it changed my username, is it possible to change my username instead of using my account's name?

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Accounts :: Can't Log On To Windows With Microsoft Account After Update

May 21, 2014

For the last 2 days, I can't get logged into my computer.

My computer (running windows 8.1) starts up fine, and I get to the screen where I select my user profile and enter my password. I only have 1 account set up on this machine, and it uses my Microsoft Account log-on information. I enter my password correctly, and it starts to "appear" as though I am getting logged in. I receive the "Welcome" and the dots go around in a circle as it is loading. After about 5 minutes, it goes no where and then the enter passwod pops back up. I can not get past this screen, It just keeps going around in circles. I have also tried using the PIN instead of password, same result. Sometimes I receive the message "the user profile service failed the sign-in".

So far I have tried resetting my Microsoft password, and have done that successfully. I can access my Hotmail and all that fine from other machines. I also took the computer and hardwired the internet to it, thinking it might be something with the wireless (although if it is wasn't seeing the internet I would think it would tell me that).

I seem to remember a few days ago the computer telling me it was updating when I shut down, so maybe that is causing something. I am stuck and don't know where to go from here.

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Accounts :: Sign In To Windows 8 Using Microsoft Account

May 6, 2014

What are the pro and cons of signing in to windows using microsoft account?

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Accounts :: How To Reset Password On Microsoft Account

Apr 9, 2014

Basically as the title reads, how can I reset the password when I have two step verification turned on. I got to the website, can't access my account. Select forgot my password but when I don't have access to the two step verification email I can not fill in the UE form or use any other proofs because TWO STEP verification blocks it.

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Accounts :: Cannot Switch To Microsoft Account On Windows 8

Jul 22, 2013

I just bought a new laptop and the problem is, I cannot switch to a Microsoft account. It either gets stuck at the "preparing your account" window or would say that there are network problems. This has been happening since I bought this laptop, which is about a week now.

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Accounts :: How To Convert Back To Non Microsoft Account After 8.1

Jul 3, 2013

I upgrade on one of my machines, and to pull it off, I had to convert my user account to a full blown Microsoft account. Now that I am all upgraded, I cannot figure out how to convert back to a non-Microsoft account.

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Accounts :: Set Microsoft Account Same As Built-in Administrator

Mar 14, 2014

Windows 8.1 and I have noticed that even after setting my (online) Microsoft account as Administrator, and disabling UACP, many actions still require me to "Allow" them.

So my question is, can I tun that so called "Microsoft Admin Account" to behave just like built-in Administrator one so I don't get those annoying prompts ? If not, is there a way to make everything on my PC run as Admin ?

I know how to set Admin right on a per-app basis, but that's not what am looking for, as I am the only one using this PC. And want to keep using my "Online" account coz I sync a lot of things.

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Accounts :: Cannot Switch To A Microsoft Account / Error 0x80070005

Jul 18, 2014

In Windows 8.1, when trying to change from regular password to Microsoft Account, in the end of the process (I pass it all the way to the last step) I get the message:

"Some settings are managed by your system administrator" and code 0x80070005.

I have Administrator account (there is only one account on the computer)

I bought a computer that was used in the store (last item). Apparently they have put some protection that limits changes (Group security?), and did not remove it when I took the computer.

I don't have "pro" so I don't have Secpol.msc .

how to remove these limitation, and restore the default settings?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 HP Sleekbook - Deleted Microsoft Admin Account

Sep 1, 2013

I recently got a Windows 8 HP Sleekbook and accidently deleted my own microsoft Admin user account.Now I can login through the standard user account but cannot do the administrator stuff. What to do?

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Jan 13, 2014

Is it possible to assign a Microsoft account to a user for the SkyDrive access but use another Microsoft account for the same user (logged in and active at the same time) for access to their Hotmail email via the metro Mail tile and their settings and Microsoft store, etc.?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 64bit Pro - Change Name On Microsoft Account And PC Username

Jun 30, 2013

When setting up Windows 8 64-bit Pro on the page titled "Sign in to your PC" I choose the sign into my Microsoft account as opposed to "Sign in without Microsoft Account". Big mistake. It created a username called dwmad_000 which is part of my email address used for that Microsoft account.

To amend this username to one of choice, I changed the name in my online Microsoft account and also from C.Panel created a local account. I now have both in Windows Explorer but the default one is always dwmad_000.

How to get rid of dwmad_000 or change it permanently to First Name Last Name and sycn the 2.

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 / Local Versus Microsoft Account For Logging In

Dec 6, 2013

Differences between using a local vs Live ID/Microsoft account to log into a Windows 8.1 computer?

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Accounts :: How To Save Login Data During Switching From Local To Microsoft Account

May 28, 2013

In Windows 8, how do I save the Login data that is requested during switching from a local to a Microsoft account and vice versa so that Windows 8 will automatically perform these actions?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Eliminating Roaming Profiles When User Logs Off From Microsoft Account?

May 8, 2013

Windows 8 creates a roaming profile in the C:Users directory using xxxxxx_000 subdirectories for each Microsoft account which is created.

Apparently, these subdirectories are only temporary directories that are recreated each time a user logs on to Windows 8 via these accounts.

Is there a way to make sure that these profiles are completely deleted when the user logs off from his Microsoft account?

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Accounts :: Unable To Set PIN For Account Login

Apr 18, 2014

I'm having a problem setting up a PIN code to logon to Windows 8.1

I've linked mine and my partners MS accounts to Windows and as we use password generated passwords consisting of random characters, numbers etc, it would be so much easier to just use a PIN to logon to the computer. However, every time I click the option to 'Add' under PIN in the Sign-in options page of PC Settings, nothing happens. The cursor busy icon flickers but no new menus or options appear and I'm ultimately unable to access the settings.

I've tried logging off/on, rebooting and restart the credentials manager service but there's no change.

More info...

After clicking Add on the sign-in options page, I'm seeing quite a few of the following errors logged in the Application log:
Faulting application name: CredentialUIBroker.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215f313
Faulting module name: DUI70.dll, version: 6.3.9600.17031, time stamp: 0x53086a1c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000000277d
Faulting process id: 0x110c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf5b36ca94bed5
Faulting application path: C:WindowsSystem32CredentialUIBroker.exe
Faulting module path: C:Windowssystem32DUI70.dll
Report Id: 084f9905-c72a-11e3-8270-c05ffa3ee80b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I've tried booting into Safe Mode with Networking and this time I see an error box appear.

It's not too useful though.

Windows Security
Create a PIN
First, verify your account info.
The server threw an exception.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - User Account Downgraded To Guest Account

Oct 14, 2013

I bought a shiny new laptop yesterday with windows 8 pre-installed. After setting a few things up, i restarted the computer for the first time. At this time the computer downloaded many updates. On start up since my user account has been downgraded to a guest account. This is the only account on the computer, as such i do not have administrator rights and i am unable to log in as an administrator.

May I have to restore the computer back to factory settings but how to do this without being the administrator.

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Oct 19, 2013

I am trying to activate the Hidden user account on Windows 8.1 but getting "System error 5 has occurred Access Denied"

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Jul 17, 2013

First of all i was unable to configure my advanced power options, i.e- create new power plan, choose what power button does or closing lid does? I restored the settings & restarted but couldn't solve it. This is what i get while trying to fix this:-

Somehow, then i thought of creating another admin account and config the settings there, to see if it works out. But, through Control Panel>User accounts i couldn't manage existing account and neither i am able to create new account.

Another thing i noticed is when i go to PC settings through windows 8 new feature - charm menu, i couldn't find the Users menu.

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Accounts :: Unable To Sign Into Any Newly Created User Account

Oct 24, 2013

Updated to 8.1, created a couple of users accounts - but unable to sign into these accounts. Clicking to sign in, simply shows (a few seconds later) - 'Signing out'. No errors or similar reported and nothing obvious in the Event Log of the Admin user.

Have tried a variety of accounts - with passwords, without, child accounts, etc - same result.

Any accounts existing prior to 8.1 seem to work okay.

Safety Scanner and SFC check found no problems. A bit more testing found that if I create a new Administrator user, then this user can be logged onto and works fine. Whereas the Standard or Child accounts still won't logon. Accounts created using a pre-existing 2nd Administrator user (i.e. pre 8.1) show the same behaviour.

Logged on as Admin1 (my account).
Created W-user2 (child user) - unable to logon
Created test-user (std user) - unable to logon
Created test-21-1 (std user - created 21/10/13 after sfc check) - unable to logon
Created Admin3 (admin user) - Logon successful

Logged on as Admin2 (pre-existing 2nd Admin account)
Created standard2 (std user) - unable to logon
Created child2 (child user) - unable to logon
Created Admin4 (admin user) - Logon successful

So, it looks like only new Admin users can logon. A pre-existing Standard user account can still logon (as before).

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Aug 20, 2013

On my laptop I have my microsoft account and everything set up and I have just started online schooling but when I go to the campus every few weeks i cant use their internet because i dont have a computer on their domain thing and I want to be able to join their domain but don't want it to affect my current setup.

So if i connect to their domain will it modify my current account or give them access to my current accounts files???

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