Feb 07 2019 03:01 PM
Feb 07 2019 03:01 PM
We have a few Surface Pro devices that have users logging into Windows 10 Pro using a local user account. We have since migrated to Microsoft 365 Business so I would like these users to start logging in using their M365 Azure AD account, so that they can self-service their login password and MFA method, as well as allowing me to better manage their device through InTune.
How do I switch the user over to an Azure AD login account and Windows profile?
Feb 07 2019 07:14 PM
In the Settings menu --> Accounts choose the Access Work or School and choose the connect, make sure you choose the option to join Azure AD, then from the Accounts --> Other Users Add other users and add the Azure AD account you want to login as a Standard or Administrator. This will allow the user to then login. At the login prompt use the Azure AD email address (UPN) to login. It will create a new profile for you.
Feb 08 2019 08:52 AM
Thanks, Murray. And once I do this, will that then give me the prompt after the next reboot to enter my Office 365 email address, and not just a username, to log onto the Surface Pro and that will take me into my "Azure AD" specific profile on the device?
Feb 11 2019 05:48 AM
Yes it will - Be sure you login with the account you specified when you joined to the device to Azure AD - or added any other accounts to the machine that you want logging in. I use this on a good number of my devices.
Jun 05 2021 02:11 AM
@Murray WallI also followed the same steps and entered office email address which is my UPN as an user and it didnt accept it saying its not a microsoft account, I tried all other available option none of them worked.
Jun 24 2021 03:17 AM - edited Jun 24 2021 03:19 AM
I had the same issue, you should add the account again in the work or school account panel, and be sure to select the Azure AD option. It should all work fine then. Hope this helps!
After doing the step above you can log out of your current account en then select the option to sign in with a different account, just sign in with the credentials of the user and it should work.
Aug 29 2021 10:35 PM
Hello, and how it works in offline mode. I couldn't login to the computer without internet connection... So in that case we will use Office 365 Azure AD account we will not be able to work in that profile without internet, in offline mode? Or how to set up to be able?
Aug 30 2021 12:53 PM
Aug 24 2022 12:42 PM
Is there a way to do this and have it import or transfer their current profile/settings to the new login, or would that have to be imported manually?
Nov 02 2022 07:30 AM
Mar 07 2023 10:24 AM
@Murray WallThank you a million times over! It worked! The users in our small business can log in to Windows using their ".onmicrosoft.com" account (for Microsoft Business 365).
Mar 13 2023 02:44 AM
@tcarruth @Murray_Wall standard user is not able to open the setting or control panel on the azureAD account. Do you have any suggestions to solve the issue?
Mar 13 2023 10:16 AM