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Unable to login with admin account after disconnecting from AzureAD

Hi all,

I'm having this issue right now were I can't login with the admin account to a computer that was disjoined/disconnected from AzureAD. It was disconnected/disjoined from AzureAD on purpose, as it was no longer required.

I'm not familiar with AzureAD, but at least in the old-school I remember that when you removed a computer from the AD domain you were asked to setup a new password for your local admin account. The tech that did this says he did not get asked to setup a new password when he removed the machine from AzureAD.

So I'm inclined to think the following:

  • Removing the machine from AAD does not require a password change on local admin by design, and we never knew the password in the first place.

  • Removing the machine from AAD sets up a generic password that we don't know about.

Any ideas? How can I go about login into the computer?

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alfredorevilla-msft answered m2-5528 commented

Hello @m2-5528, removing the machine from AAD does not require or prompt for a password change. If you don't know the local admin password please take a look to Reset your Windows local account password for several options. The best option (but rarest) is to remember securtity questions or to have a password reset disk (which you will use to boot the PC) but the most common is to reset/restore the whole operative system.

Finally, you may find alternative solutions in the web but keep in mind they may not be supported by Microsoft and could expose you to security breachs or information leaks.


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Thanks for the help. Figured as much, that we didn't know the admin password to start with. I'll go ahead and reinstall, it'll be faster than fiddling around with other options.

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