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


    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 users on the Windows 10 PC.

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


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen using a REG file for Group Policy
    • Option Three: Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen in Local Security Policy
    • Option Four: Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen using a REG file for Security Policy


    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 Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen in Local Group Policy Editor


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

    All editions can use Option Two below.

    If disabled, this option will override Option Three and Option Four.

    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)

    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 lock the computer (Win+L) to verify your changes.






    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 Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen using a REG file for Group Policy


    If disabled, this option will override Option Three and Option Four.

    The downloadable .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

    This is the default setting.

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

    gpedit-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.

    gpedit-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. When 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 lock the computer (Win+L) to verify your changes.






    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen in Local Security Policy


    The Local Security Policy is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Four below.

    1. Open the Local Security Policy (secpol.msc).

    2. Expand open Local Policies and Security Options in the left pane of Local Security Policy, and double click/tap on the Interactive logon: Display user information when the session is locked policy to edit it. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Select User display name, domain and user names (always show) or User display name only (disable) in the drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    4. When finished, close the Local Security Policy window if you like.

    5. You can lock the computer (Win+L) to verify your changes.






    Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Enable or Disable Sign-in Screen Email Address in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen using a REG file for Security Policy


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    DontDisplayLockedUserId DWORD

    (delete) = Not Defined (default)
    1 = User display name, domain and user names (always show)
    2 = User display name only (disable)


    1. Do step 2 (default), step 3 (always show), or step 4 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. Not Defined - Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Secpol_Not_Defined_Account_details_on_sign-in_screen.reg

    download


     3. To Always Show Account Details on Sign-in Screen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Secpol_Always_show_account_details_on_sign-in_screen.reg

    download


     4. To Disable Showing Account Details on Sign-in Screen

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Secpol_Disable_Account_details_on_sign-in_screen.reg

    download


    5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    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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