Last year we explored 4 ways to add administrator permissions to AAD joined devices. Now Microsoft has finally made this process a lot easier. Let me show you it’s features!
The complicated methods
The methods described in last year’s article are still valid but are a bit more involved or complicated. But if you want you can still make use of them. Click here to check out these 4 methods.
- Join a new Windows 10 device with Azure AD during a first run
- Global administrator accounts in Office 365
- Manually add Azure AD users to your local “Administrators” group
- Add users to the local “Administrators” group on all Azure AD joined devices
Finally an easy way!
Let’s check out that noob-friendly clicky-clicky way.
First, we need a computer that is already Azure-AD joined. You can find the most up-to-date approach on the Microsoft Docs website.
We also need a valid Azure AD username. Otherwise, we will be greeted with a nice descriptive error message.
That work or school account couldn’t be found. Check the account name an try again.
Steps to take – Add a work or school user
- Go to your Start menu, click Settings and then Accounts.
- Click Other users.
- Now, we have 2 main divisions, Work or school users and Other users. Click the spanking new Add a work or school user.
- Now, we can see a new dialog screen. Let’s enter a valid User account and select the Account type.
If all went according to plan, we should see a new AzureAD\username appear in our list.
Well, that was simple.
All we need now is a point-and-click method to perform the same action using Microsoft Intune! Let’s pray together.