On my home network I wanted to set up a Remote Desktop connection to a Windows 10 machine from a Windows 8.1 machine, by using the credentials of a Microsoft account. Both machines were using the same Microsoft account to login.

 

Turns out I had 2 problems, first on the Windows 10 machine I had not turned on sharing.

When I went to Control Panel\Homegroup, on the right of the screen a text appeared to enabled sharing, when I clicked OK, I could connect with Remote Desktop to the machine, but then I had to enter credentials.

 

Assuming my email address, used to login with my a Microsoft Account is: john@tools.com then you should enter the username as: MicrosoftAccount\john@tools.com

 

Yes you really have to put the text “MicrosoftAccount” in front of the email address.

 

 

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