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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.


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