Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts

This policy setting prevents users from adding new Microsoft accounts on this computer.

If you select the 'Users can't add Microsoft accounts' option, users will not be able to create ne Microsoft accounts on this computer, switch a local account to a Microsoft account, or connect a domain account to a Microsoft account. This is the preferred option if you need to limit the use of Microsoft accounts in your enterprise.

If you select the 'Users can't add or log on with Microsoft accounts' option, existing Microsoft account users will not be able to log on to Windows. Selecting this option might make it impossible for an existing administrator on this computer to log on and manage the system.

If you disable or do not configure this policy (recommended), users will be able to use Microsoft accounts with Windows.

Policy path: 

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

Supported on: 

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012

Registry settings: 

Not a registry key