How to set up employee laptop

Jon Barker 1 Reputation point
2022-06-23T20:58:05.63+00:00

I am the new IT person at a company and have been tasked with setting up 2 computers for new employees, both are windows computers. The boss says he wants an admin that has all the stuff downloaded and for them to just have a secondary account that can easily be erased if they leave the company. The issue that I am running into is signing into the computer, the account that we have is not a standard outlook or google account so it is not allowing me to setup the computers with it. Do I need to make a new outlook account to be the admin for these computers? Also once I am in how do I allow them to add an account as well?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,826 Reputation points
    2022-06-24T14:14:13.543+00:00

    In a company normally you should manage devices using Active Directory or Azure AD and I believe this has to be your long investment. However, in case you want to setup administrator account, you don't need to setup Microsoft Account. Just setup local account as administrator and another local account as standard user and when they left the company, you may just delete that account.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,331 Reputation points
    2022-06-24T15:17:23.403+00:00

    Hi JonBarker-0124,

    During the set up process, you should be given the option to use a local account rather than a Microsoft account. Then you can set up the account without the need for a Microsoft or google account.

    Quick Tip: Initially set up the account with no password, as this will bypass the need for all of the security questions. You can add a password after through Settings.

    I hope this answers your question.

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