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If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will need to sign in with a Microsoft account. NOTE This policy only affects Windows Store apps that support it. Automatic sign-in An interesting new Group Policy setting is now available to configure what happens if Windows initiates a restart while the user is logged on to his or her computer. This new policy setting applies only to computers running Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1.
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New policy settings CHAPTER 7 151 Sign-in last interactive user automatically after a system-initiated restart This policy setting controls whether a device will automatically sign-in the last interactive user after Windows Update restarts the system. It is located at: Computer Configuration\Windows Components\Windows Logon Options If you enable or do not configure this policy setting, the device securely saves the user’s credentials (including the user name, domain and encrypted password) to configure automatic sign-in after a Windows Update restart. After the Windows Update restart, the user is automatically signed-in and the session is automatically locked with all the lock screen apps configured for that user. If you disable this policy setting, the device does not store the user’s credentials for automatic sign-in after a Windows Update restart. The users’ lock screen apps are not restarted after the system restarts. Windows SkyDrive Two new Group Policy settings can be used to configure the behavior of Windows SkyDrive for users: Prevent the usage of SkyDrive for file storage Save documents and pictures to the local PC by default These new policy settings apply only to computers running Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1. Prevent the usage of SkyDrive for file storage This policy setting lets you prevent apps and features from working with files on SkyDrive. It is located at: Computer Configuration\Windows Components\SkyDrive If you enable this policy setting, the following happens: Users can’t access SkyDrive from the SkyDrive app and file picker. Windows Store apps can’t access SkyDrive using the WinRT API. SkyDrive doesn’t appear in the navigation pane in File Explorer. SkyDrive files aren’t kept in sync with the cloud. Users can’t automatically upload photos and videos from the camera roll folder. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, apps and features can work with SkyDrive file storage.
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152 CHAPTER 7 Group Policy Save documents and pictures to the local PC by default This policy setting lets you select the local PC as the default save location. It does not prevent apps and users from saving files on SkyDrive. It is located at: Computer Configuration\Windows Components\SkyDrive If you enable this policy setting, files will be saved locally by default. Users will still be able to change the value of this setting to save to SkyDrive by default. They will also be able to
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