Struggling with PS Credentials

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  • #178329

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    hi everyone,
    first of all thanks to infos found in powershell.org forums i was able to set my PCs for remoting
    Now I am able to use commands like Invoke-Command and Enter_PSSession like a boss ^^

    To do so I activated the administratr user on both PCs so i can work on one remoting to the other each ways.

    My very rookie question, and i apologize for that, is about -Credentials parameter, wich I use passing the local
    admin username and password (i mean local to the remote pc). This work flawlessly.

    But: what if i want to use the main user credentials, which is a the Microsoft Account used to register my OS license?
    – I already tried to pass the local username and PIN (the alphanumeric string used to log in Windows 10).
    – I even tried to pass the Microsoft Account Username (the e-mail) and password.
    – I even tried combination of both without any usefull result.

    My main Windows account, sinoath, has admin rights so I think this isn't the problem in my case
    Maybe the authorization check of the commands i mentioned is possible only with local accounts...

    Any tip or suggestion will be appreciated
    Thanks in advance

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    What exactly are you trying to do? Can you share code? Are you trying to authenticate on the local machine with these credentials?

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    What exactly are you trying to do? Can you share code? Are you trying to authenticate on the local machine with these credentials?

    what am I trying to do is to open a PS Session with the credentials of user sinoath (that is part of Admin Group) instead of the default Admin user automatically created by the windows OS. The commands I'm using are:

    `$cred Get-Credential -Credential administrator`

    `Enter_PSSession Server1 -Credential $cred`

    This work just fine. The first line popup a window, i write the password for administrator user and thats it. But when I try to use my default account, which is sinoath (that is part of Admin Group too) i cant understand what combination of username password i have to insert.
    User sinoath is the one i used to register the license of windows 10 pro, and in fact it is a Microsoft account, bind to an hotmail e-mail. I also did set up a pin for sinoath user to log in windows OS and neighter this combination sinoath/pin nor the hotmail/password

    My question is: Credentials accepted by the commands i wrote are only local ones or i can feed Microsoft Account credentials? If it is so, how can i do it?

    I'm sorry for my poor english and i hope i explained myself better
    thanks for the help

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