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.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | HideOnlineAccountScreens

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML example shows how to hide the sign-in page during OOBE.


OOBE Automate OOBE