How to switch from a local user account/profile , to using an Azure AD connected account/profile?

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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?

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AccessWorkorSchool.jpgIn 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.

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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?

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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.