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Active Directory Services not needed in Windows 10 Pro? -

My Office 365 users are more secure thanks to the Multi-Factor Authentication feature, where you can use your smart phone to receive a six pin codes to complete your identification and authentication process.

You still have an option to configure your workstation using the Active Directory. You will be able to see “Domain join instead” on the lower right corner of the screen.
For this example, I will use my Office 365 username and password to setup my workstation.
I enter my Office 365 username e.g. email address, click Next to continue. The next page is to enter my password. I have Multi-Factor Authentication enabled, so the setup also ask to verify my account. I enter my six pin codes to proceed.
The next screen is to choose privacy settings for your devices. By default, all of them are set to ON, so I change the setup a little bit as follow. Of course, you can turn them OFF if you want.
  • Location is ON.
  • Diagnostics is FULL.
  • Relevant Ads is OFF.
  • Speech Recognition is ON
  • Tailored experiences with diagnostic data is ON for now.
Click “Accept” to continue.
The next page is for Support and Protection, to configure your support, protection and communication preferences. Enter your Name, Region and Email address. Click on Next.
The next page is to confirm. I leave them “checked” for now. I don’t know what subscription
  • Checked. My information is correct.
  • Checked. Use my information to register my security subscription, receive subscription expiration email reminders and a digital subscription key car to protect multiple devices.
The next page will requires Windows Hello. The explanation is a password can be easily stolen. Windows Hello provides you with a combination of two-factors – your device plus biometric or a PIN instead of a password to sign in to your device, apps or services.


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