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What happens to local Windows 10 user profile, when machine is disconnected from work or school Azure AD? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a user with a machine that is currently connected to a corporate Azure AD account, and that account is the one their primary desktop profile is associated with.

    If we Disconnect the computer from that Azure AD account, will the user still be able to get into that profile?  Does it keep a cached version of the user's AD credentials locally so that they can log back in after reboot?

    Or does the user need to create a local admin account for themselves, and migrate their data over to that profile by logging into that local account after the machine's association is broken when it's Disconnected from Azure AD?
    Monday, August 31, 2020 3:33 PM

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  • Hi,

    A user just dropped by my desk with a new laptop he bought while overseas, as his old got trashed.

    He has now been using this one for 2 months, and while setting up his user account, he logged on to his Azure AD account and during the account setup process joined it to the Azure AD domain.

    The problem is that we have NOT setup the Azure AD for file and server access.

    This is an enormous long shot...
    But is it possible to leave the Azure AD Domain, while logged on to his account, and then join the Local AD Domain?

    Monday, August 31, 2020 7:49 PM