Keep the full name of a local account

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  1. balubeto

    balubeto Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Using Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit, I have noticed that the full name of a local account (set with the net users "<username>" /fullname:"<full name>" command) is deleted whenever I switch from a Microsoft account to the local account associated with it.

    So, how do I have to prevent this?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I don't think you can. Local accounts are simply temporary and once you log into a microsoft account the settings are lost. There's no reason to keep them as it isn't an account the os can sync to.
     
  3. balubeto

    balubeto Well-Known Member

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    Basically, my problem is this:

    I create a local account and then I modify his full name:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto" /fullname:"Balubeto Balubeto"
    The command completed successfully.
     
    C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto"
    Username                                          Balubeto_Balubeto
    Full name                                         Balubeto Balubeto
    comment
    user comment
    Country code / area                               000 (System)
    Account active                                    Yes
    Account expires                                   Never
    Last setting password                             03/05/2013 18:25:29
    Password Never Expires
    Password changeable                               03/05/2013 18:25:29
    Password required                                 No
    The user can change the password                  Yes
    Workstations allowed                              All
    Login Script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last Login                                        14/05/2013 17:23:02
    Hours of access allowed                           All
    Memberships to the local group                    *Administrators
    Memberships to the global group                   *NONE
    The command completed successfully.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    
    At this point, I restarted the computer and I log onto this account.

    Now, I switch it in a Microsoft account following the procedure Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8 and then I restart the computer.

    So, I log onto Microsoft account, and, following the procedure Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8, I switch it back to the local account.

    Now, the local account information are:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32> net users "Balubeto_Balubeto"
    Username                                          Balubeto_Balubeto
    Full name
    comment
    user comment
    Country code / area                               000 (System)
    Account active                                    Yes
    Account expires                                   Never
    Last setting password                             14/05/2013 18:35:06
    Password Never Expires
    Password changeable                               14/05/2013 18:35:06
    Password required                                 No
    The user can change the password                  Yes
    Workstations allowed                              All
    Login Script
    User profile
    Home directory
    Last Login                                        14/05/2013 18:43:53
    Hours of access allowed                           All
    Memberships to the local group                    *Administrators
    Memberships to the global group                   *NONE
    The command completed successfully.
    
    C:\Windows\system32>
    
    As you can see the field "Full name" is empty. How come?

    How do I avoid that this field changes value?

    Thanks

    Bye
     
  4. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    The account you originally 'modified' was deleted as soon as you changed to a Microsoft account. This is why when you change back to a local account, that account you originally modified, doesn't exist. You can't create a local account that you can keep going back to. That criteria is already fulfilled by the Microsoft account model and a local account is simply a temporary measure.
     
  5. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    If you change the registered name on the Microsoft account and then set the account up on Windows 8, it will retain that name. You can do so from www.account.live.com.
     

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