Confused about login

Paul keeps talking about how I can login to Windows 10 with my business account but I keep trying and I get “looks likes like this is not a Microsoft account try another” . I have a 365 personal account and an Office 365 Business Essentials account , What am I doing wrong?

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  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    20 February, 2020 - 4:15 am

    <p>I've never used Essentials, we have MS365 E5. But I'm guessing it needs the username to be a registered AzureAD user and Essentials doesn't provide AzureAD?</p><p>According to the feature list, it is for online users, so I'm guessing, as there is no locally installed office applications, that that level of account can't be used to log onto Windows.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      20 February, 2020 - 7:52 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#521943">In reply to wright_is:</a></em></blockquote><p>All Office 365 commercial accounts come with AAD Free, which lets you sign-in to a Windows 10 Pro or higher PC. What it doesn't provide is settings sync. You need Microsoft 365 or an Office 365 add-on of some kind; I'm testing one now, will write about this soon.</p>

  • arnstarr

    20 February, 2020 - 6:05 am

    <p>You need to join your Windows 10 Pro computer to Azure Active Directory. Do this from the Accounts settings.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      20 February, 2020 - 7:53 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#521959">In reply to arnstarr:</a></em></blockquote><p>Settings &gt; Accounts &gt; Access work or school &gt; Connect</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

      • allberry2001

        20 February, 2020 - 8:16 am

        <blockquote><a href="#521970"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a><em> I have both Essentials accounts connected and still a no go</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

        • arnstarr

          23 February, 2020 - 5:29 am

          <blockquote><em><a href="#521983">In reply to Allberry2001:</a></em></blockquote><p>Can we see a screen shot of the work and school accounts page please?</p>


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