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    Windows 8 and Domains

    Is it possible to add windows 8 to a domain without having the local account joined to a microsoft account?

    just installed windows 8 and first thing i was asked was to setup with my microsoft account which is fine but I am now thinking would i need to do this for every tablet/laptop i want to join to the domain with windows 8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    Is it possible to add windows 8 to a domain without having the local account joined to a microsoft account?

    just installed windows 8 and first thing i was asked was to setup with my microsoft account which is fine but I am now thinking would i need to do this for every tablet/laptop i want to join to the domain with windows 8?
    On that account creation screen, they don't shout about it but there's an option to skip the Microsoft Account. We've certainly got domain members here without that problem.

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    I didn't join mine, it just stopped alot of features from working in metro.

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    You can disable the MS account and display password boxes in GPO

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    thank you for replies I am going to install the update rollup 3 for sbs 2011 tonight and then join the laptop to the domain.

    Thank you for the help didnt want to have to enter my microsoft details on all new tablets

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    One thing to note, to use the app store you will need to link to an MS account unless you have enterprise edition and SCCM 2012 (others can probably side load too)

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    thank you, thats something I didnt realise

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    That only applies to Metro/WinRT Api apps, other apps are fine, I am not sure if you can have a local account which uses the app store part separately or not. I have not tried w8 on the domain properly yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    That only applies to Metro/WinRT Api apps, other apps are fine, I am not sure if you can have a local account which uses the app store part separately or not. I have not tried w8 on the domain properly yet.
    i think app store apps are per user not per pc

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    It would have been handy to have used a standard account for the tablets to use all he same apps but ill give it a try in the morning on the domain to see how exactly it works

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