Doing this I get the user profile and its folder named as I prefer. If I set up the user directly using an MS Account, the profile and folder can get funny unwanted names, in case of this email I have when tested got accounts KariF, KariFi, KariF-ComputerName and so on. By setting up the user initially as local, then converting it to an MS Account I get the profile and folder named as I want to.
I have six user accounts on this computer, all MS Accounts, every profile named as I want to instead of as Windows likes to do. A screenshot from my main profile folder Users:
The "old", original local account username can also be used even after converting the user account to an MS Account. I can for example log in to shares on this computer with username COMPUTERNAME\Kari, in addition to my MS Account email credentials. The same with Remote Desktop, connecting to this computer I don't have to use the MS Account credentials but can also sign in using the username COMPUTERNAME\Kari.
Here's how it works, an example scenario:
You create a local account named SuperGeek on a Windows PC named MyMonsterRig, with password WhoNeedsPassword. You later connect this local account to an MS Account named TheNerd@live.com which has a password ItIsStupidNotToUsePassword.
The account is now an MS Account, and as such you can naturally only use the password of the connected MS Account email, but you can still use the old local account username. The user profile SuperGeek still exists but its password was dead at the moment of connecting the profile to an MS Account and was replaced with the MS Account password.
You can now sign in to shares or remote desktop or whatnot with any of these three combinations:
- Username: TheNerd@live.com & MS account password ItIsStupidNotToUsePassword
- Username: MyMonsterRig\SuperGeek & MS account password ItIsStupidNotToUsePassword
- Username: Windows\SuperGeek & MS account password ItIsStupidNotToUsePassword
All sign in attempts using any of the accepted sign in usernames will fail using the original password of the local account.