Windows 8.1 - Sign In Options


  • Hi everyone,

    OK so I've deployed some new Lenovo tablets with Windows 8.1 Pro.

    After doing the latest round of updates, the sign in screen no longer defaults to the 'Local or Domain' account option.

    So users have to click on 'Sign In Options', then select the left key icon and then they can login with their domain accounts.

    The machines are of course added to our domain.

    Now as a public organisation, we won't be asking users to link their MS accounts to any Windows 8 / 8.1 machines.  I've had a quick look on the local Group Policy but can't find anything that will allow me to set the Local or Domain Account sign in option as the default.

    So my questions are:

    1)  How do I set the Windows 8.1 Sign In options to default to the 'Local or Domain Account' option?

    2)  Can I disable the Microsoft Account sign in option?

    Thanks for your help.


    Tuesday, May 06, 2014 7:02 PM


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