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HOWTO: Add a Local User to Windows 10 Using Group Policy (Add it To Local Administrators Group)

Since there are some outdated information about this topic, I’m going to give the steps necessary to create a local user to a Windows 10 machine using AD Group Policy, and then add this user to the local Administrator group.

First, create a new policy using Group Policy Management Editor and follow this screenshot:

Next, click on New and select Local User. In the Action field, select Update. For the other fields, select the options you need.

Click OK button and that’s basically how it’s done.

Next, I’m going to assign this user to the local Administrator group. I will be using the same group policy to achieve this.

Right-click on Restricted Groups and then click on Add Group…

Next, you’re going to type the username we created in the previous step.

I always find this misleading, but just make sure you local username account we created previously

Click OK to go to the next crucial step. You’re going to a work with This group is a member of section and click Add button

Next, type Administrators and click OK

The properties should look like the following screenshot

That’s all there is to it.

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Outlook 2010 Keeps Prompting for Credentials

Issue: Outlook 2010 keeps prompting for credentials.
Environment: Windows 7 64-bit and Outlook 2010 (MS-Office 2010 SP1 with all updates)


Possible Fix 1
These steps came from the following link. These did not work for me personally, but it has worked for some people.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click on File
  3. Click on Info
  4. Click Account Settings
  5. Click on Account Settings option, again..
  6. Double click the Exchange Account (your name)
  7. Click More Settings
  8. Click Security Tab
  9. Check the Always Prompt for Logon Credentials
  10. Close Outlook
  11. Open Outlook
  12. Enter username and password
  13. Click on Remember my Credentials
  14. Close Outlook (repeat steps 11 – 14 at least 3 times, and don’t forget to click on Remember my Credentials)
  15. Go back into More Settings (from step 7)
  16. Security Tab
  17. Now REMOVE the check from the Always Prompt for Logon Credentials
  18. Close Outlook

Possible Fix 2
This fix came from this link. These steps did work for me and my users.

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