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I had setup a window 8 machine with Hotmail credentials to login the machine. I then put the machine on a domain as we run an in house server.  Is it good to run the system like this or should I login via my domain/username   .  It seems sometimes I keep having to put my admin credentials to use folders on the server.    

what is the right version I should be login in?
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by:RKnebel512
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Actually, in Windows 8, what I would do is link your hotmail credentials with your domain account.  That way you can still get the benefits of active directory and group policy.

First, log in as you domain account.  Then, go to PC settings via the Charms bar by pressing windows key + C.  Then select PC Settings.

After you navigate to Users, you should see a button that says “Connect Your Microsoft Account.”
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why is my domain user name not listed under user? only my Hotmail is
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Have you joined the computer to the domain yet? If not, you will need to do that first.

It you have, when you are on the logon screen where it has your Hotmail account name, there should be a little arrow with a circle around it just to the left of you account picture.  From that menu, there should be an option to type in your domain account.  You might have to choose other users.
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You cannot logon to a domain with your mail account. Not in win8, not anywhere else.
After joining a domain, it is no longer possible. What you can do is still link that account to your domain account. But that does not equal that you can access domain resources after logging on with only your Microsoft account/mail account.
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@McKnife is correct.  After you link the accounts, you will want to log in with your domain account.  But linking the accounts will mean your computer will be able to sync settings from your Microsoft account, have the SkyDrive integration, and won't have to login individually to each of your apps.

You will get all the benefits of Win8 while being able to manage your PC through the domain.
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