Adding MS Account to domain user says account '… is here already'

, Adding MS Account to domain user says account '… is here already'

After a recent rollout of Microsoft DirectAccess I ran into a specific issue around the addition of a Microsoft account to the domain account. After attempting to add the Microsoft account I was constantly presented with “username is already here” and an empty data entry box.

Given the deep integration between the “Microsoft Account” (i.e. non-domain account) and Windows 10, a non-integrated account isn’t really tenable. As it works out, a simple registry hack fixes this login issue.

This fix involves the use of regedit, so be careful!

  1. Run regedit
  2. Navigate to the following key HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdenties\<your problem identity>
  3. Delete the problem identity
  4. Now try to add your Microsoft account via the previous method. (No need for a reboot)

Once complete your Microsoft account will be added to the Windows 10 machine. (Now if only Msft would merge the organization and non-organization accounts)

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Adam is one of the co-founders of Adaptive Solutions. In his current role as CEO, Adam is responsible for overseeing all day to day aspects of the company. Under Adam’s leadership, Adaptive’ s leadership team have been able to transform the company into the leading provider of Document Management services in the United States. Along with the team, he has continually reinforced the concept of focus and becoming the best in the world in our vertical. Adam is a veteran in the field of legal technology and system integration for large legal practices. During his time in-house, Adam’s strong skills include technology leadership for numerous DMS conversions and upgrades, while taking primary responsibility for the support of all branch location technology needs. Adam is kept busy shuttling his three children, but in his spare time enjoys the recreational opportunities that only California can offer.

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