How do I setup M365 on a new PC without using my personal login? #M365AMA

In this episode, the #M365AMA panel discusses the following community question:

“I have been switching new computers over to Microsoft 365 accounts instead of setting up a local admin account on the machine. What is the best way to setup a handful of computers without using my login credentials? I know in a domain environment I would have a domain admin account I could use. But would this work the same if I setup an unlicensed admin user, just to setup the computer? I don’t necessarily know who will be using the computer right away, but want to get a jump start on setup, so I can hand the device over and they can just log in.”

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Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.