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  1. OK but how do I know what password to use? Do I use the same password as the one I use IN the domain?

    1. No, if the account has a password it will be the password of the local account, it’s not the same as the password of your domain account, unless this has been configured this way.

      1. I’m having the same problem. I’ve used the.admin trick…and it worked. Now I need a trick to either figure out the password, or bypass it. My laptop screen is busted, so i have to use the HDMI port to a flatscreen tv. I can’t see the bios on bootup, because the port only activates at the gui.

  2. On my Mac, I have to connect to a PC using this format: password@ComputernamePC as the username. I tell it to remember this in my keychain but it does not remember the username. Is there a way to create a shortcut with the information embedded?

  3. you should check out the tools of comtarsia!!
    signon.comtarsia.com
    you can logon via comtarisa proxy server to the AD domain by ldap, the logon client make a local logon with local user (managed automatically) and you can synchronize stanalone server or another domain…

  4. I have a school account the says you can sign into a different domain but I want to sign into my local account instead of logging in as a school account and when you type in the ./ do you press enter after that or does it automatically change. Hope you can get back to me as soon as possible and I would appreciate your help!

    1. Don’t. It get’s you suspended. I speak from my own pain. Middle/high school suspension also stays on your record.
      Trust me on this one.

  5. Wait. what? how can we get suspended? i mean, what do they not like about us signing in to a different account? im pretty close to figuring out how to do it, but i dont want to get in trouble.

    1. Not being on their domain gives them little to no capability to track your activity, and to limit what you can and cant do.
      I also got an in school suspension for doing so (But to be fair… It’s because my school didnt like Halo being installed onto their PC’s so we could run LAN Parties at lunch.)

  6. My question is as mentioned before. If I am able to use username information. What do I put for the password or bypass the password to log in?

  7. in order to restore your password, you need to login with another admin account. There, go to user management and select a new password.

  8. s*** like this is why i hate MS so much. lets see how difficult we can make it for our users. not everyone wants to hook up to them or a corp account. @@3;($$/$/:(

  9. It’s not possible as far as I can tell to remotely connect to the LOCAL account of a Windows 10 machine using the Remote Desktop Client for Macintosh (at least not from Catalina). No matter how you specify the Windows10 machine name, it ALWAYS uses the domain account! Using the .\ shortcut does not work. Specifying the machine name first with a backslash like “MyMachineName\MyUserName” does not work either – it completely ignores “MyMachineName” and assumes you want to login to the domain account for that machine! The only fix is to unjoin the remote windows10 machine from the domain and set it back to a workgroup name (the same name as the domain). I’ve reported this bug to Microsoft (bug in Mac RDP Client). It worked just fine in Mavericks, but alas, MS, lately has been wreaking havoc with, formerly working, software (all their time is spent on their insanely expensive cloud services and not with their Operating Systems nor with local versions of Office!).

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