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Logging into your Computer

Windows 7 / Windows Vista


Special Note for Laptops Only: You will need to have your laptop plugged into a live network jack via an Ethernet cable on the JMU campus the first time you login and after every e-ID password change.

How to login to your computer:

For alternate method, see How to login to your local workstation only.

  1. If your screen already shows your JMU e-ID account, enter your password and select the arrow button to login.
    If your screen does not show your JMU e-ID account, proceed to step 2.
    Windows Login


  2. Select Switch User.
    Windows Login


  3. Select Other User.
    Windows Login


  4. On the login screen, enter your e-ID and password. Then click the arrow button to login. 
    Windows Login

  5. Note: If the "Log on to:" information shows something other than "JMUAD" (as shown on screenshot above), then you will need to enter your e-ID in the form of JMUAD\e-ID.

How to login to your local workstation only:

Note: These instructions will only work if you have a local Windows account setup on your computer. These login instructions will log into a different account than your day-to-day e-ID account and will present a different user profile (i.e. different desktop, icons, computer settings, etc.).  It will typically not be necessary to log in using this method, other than when you need to use your Administrator Account.

  1. On the login screen, select Switch User.
    Windows Login


  2. Select Other User.
    Windows Login


  3. On the login screen, enter your user name in the form of .\Your local account name and then enter your local account password. Click the arrow button to login.  Typically the form of e-IDx is used for your local account name.
    Windows Login

  4. Note: Once you type the .\ you will notice that the "Log on to:" information will change from "JMUAD" to the local machine name, which typically includes the ESN of the computer (as shown on screenshot above). This indicates that you are in fact now logging into the local workstation as opposed to JMUAD.