Updated: August 1, 2012
Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2
HideOnlineAccountScreens specifies whether the user will be required to sign-in during OOBE. This setting is primarily for enterprises that do not want employees using email addresses as user names.
For the sign-in page to appear, the user must have an internet connection.
Hides the sign-in page during OOBE.
Does not hide the sign-in page during OOBE.
This is the default value.
For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.
The following XML example shows how to hide the sign-in page during OOBE.
<OOBE> <HideOnlineAccountScreens>true</HideOnlineAccountScreens> </OOBE>