How to administer Windows 11 Enterprise computer to allow local user sign-in via MS 365 credentials?

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Hi all,

I work for a small non-profit organization and am entirely new to IT and system administration. I am beta-testing computer configuration on a Windows machine that I have upgraded to the Windows 11 Enterprise operating system. I have created MS 365 credentials for staff members at my organization of which they have MS 365 Business Premium Licenses that come with MS Intune.

I want to configure Windows machines at my organization such that they can log-in to a user account on their local machine with their MS 365 credentials. I have a local account on the Windows machine I am working with and have added a MS 365 account as a work account and connected the computer via Entra ID (computer shows up as being connected to my organization's Intune Account). I however can not create additional users logging in with a enterprise MS 365 account. The accounts are not recognized as Microsoft accounts. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? It seems there was a way to configure this when it was still possible to connect Windows devices via Azure AD. Is this all deprecated?

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  1. Crystal-MSFT 44,411 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Administrator, Thanks for posting in Q&A. Based as I know, to be able to login the windows device using Microsoft 365 account. The device needs to be Microsoft Entra joined.

    I notice the device needs to be managed by Intune and is user affinity. If so, you can try the following method to enroll into Intune which Microsoft Entra join can be deployed.

    --Windows Autopilot

    --Automatic enrollment via Microsoft Entra Join

    Hope the above information can help.

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  2. Shweta Mathur 28,191 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Administrator Could you please confirm did you join your device to your tenant?

    Follow these steps on your windows 11 device to join your device it to Azure AD :

    1. Open Settings, and then select Accounts.
    2. Select Access work or school, and then select Connect.
    3. User's image

    On the Set up a work or school account screen, select Join this device to Azure Active Directory.

    1. User's image

    On the Let's get you signed in screen, type your email address (for example, alain@Company portal .com), and then select Next. 220083-image.png

    1. On the Enter password screen, type your password, and then select Sign in. 220050-image.png
    2. On your mobile device, approve your device so it can access your account. 220028-image.png
    3. On the Make sure this is your organization screen, review the information to make sure it's right, and then select Join. 220055-image.png
    4. On the You're all set screen, click Done. 220066-image.png



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