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    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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    24 Mar 2017
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    How to Enable or Disable Email Address on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 has a new sign in screen that is more modern and touch friendly. By default, you need to dismiss the lock screen and enter your credentials on the sign-in screen to sign in to Windows 10 with your account.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, email addresses of Microsoft accounts are now hidden by default on the sign-in screen.

    You can use group policy to prevent users from showing account details (ex: email address) on the sign-in screen.

    If you enable this policy setting, account details will not show on the sign-in screen for all users, and users cannot choose to show account details on the sign-in screen.

    If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users may choose to hide or show their account details on the sign-in screen.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to hide or show account details (ex: email address) on the sign-in screen for all Microsoft account users on the Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable account details on the sign-in screen.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen using Group Policy
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Sign-in screen showing email address of Microsoft account
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    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen using Group Policy

    Note   Note
    Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.


    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

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    3. In the right pane of Logon in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Block user from showing account details on sign-in policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Showing Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8. You can press the Windows+L keys to lock the computer to verify.






    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin DWORD

    0 or delete = Enable users to hide or show their account details.
    1 = Disable showing account details.


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable User Ability to Hide or Show Email Address on Sign-in Screen

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Account_details_on_sign-in_screen.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Showing Email Address on Sign-in Screen for All Users

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Account_details_on_sign-in_screen.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

    8. You can press the Windows+L keys to lock the computer to verify.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    10 Jun 2016 #1

    Hi there

    Finally !!!!!

    I've often thought tht the sign in with email address was a HIDEOUS security hole.

    Should have been done AGES ago. !!! --Better late than never.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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