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Microsoft Store -- via Windows 10 PRO, domain user account ?

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I purchased 20+ Windows 10 PRO laptops, connected them to my Windows 2012 R2 domain, and they work fine

Now I want to download the "SonicWall Mobile Connect" APP from the Microsoft Store and it wants me to create a Microsoft Store account

1. What RECOMMENDATION do you have since I do not want to create 20+ Microsoft Store accounts ?

2. Maybe just create ONE, not entering CreditCard info, therefore if any employees try to use the STORE later they cannot do any purchasing ?
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by:McKnife
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It could be done like you propose, yes.
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by:Emmanuel Adebayo
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Hi,

What I would recommend is to create only one account and use this account to download and install the SonicWall Mobile Connect App when the when the account is not login on to the domain but using a local account to logon locally to the system.

I hope this helps.

Regards
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by:J Spoor
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As Emmanuel said, you only need one MS account.
YOu don't even have to be logged in withthat account, go to the store, and there's an option to sign in as, use that one shared account. Doesn't even need a credit card attached as the Mobile Connect is free.
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by:rindi
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Why don't you download and use the normal program rather than the crapp? Normal software should always be the preferred type of software:

http://help.mysonicwall.com/Applications/vpnclient/
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by:J Spoor
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Mobile Connect integrates better with Windows 10. Also I find it easier to use as it acts like any other windows 10 VPN / network.

Indeed an alternative would be the NetExtender client, if you opt for this, connect to an SMB-SRA or SMA100 appliance to acquire it. That has a newer version then if you acquire it via the firewall's SSL portal.

You can use one of the LiveDemo systems for this.

Go to http://livedemo.sonicwall.com or http://ngfw-demo.com to get to the Demo sites.
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Cliff Galiher earned 100 total points (awarded by participants)
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1) Don't create and use a Microsoft Account. That *does* have app limits so you'll end up creating a new account about every 10 machines....sounds like fun to manage, right?

2) Windows 10, as of November, supports a "Windows Store for Business" which you can offer and/or assign apps to Azure Active Directory accounts instead of MS accounts.  Azure Active Directory is *free* and you can configure a very simple syncing tool to keep accounts matching your AD account.

No extra accounts to create. No passwords to remember. Users can get apps they want and admins can control that access.
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I don't agree. If something should be accepted here, it is more than one solution.
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I am the person that posted the original issue, please split 100points to each like the above suggest
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