Re-enabling Microsoft Office Sign In

Prior to the university-wide migration to Office 365 on April 10, 2015, UITS recommends that distributed IT staff who deploy the HuskyPC image in their areas re-enable Office Sign-in.

By re-enabling Office Sign-in, your customers will have access to the full features of Office 365 within Microsoft Office 2013. We originally disabled Office Sign-in to prevent creation of conflicting accounts (i.e., multiple accounts with the same @uconn.edu address), which is a problem we encountered when the University migrated to Google Apps. However, we have licensed everyone with Office 365 and the creation of conflicting accounts is less likely to occur.

Below are instructions on how to re-enable Office Sign-in for default users and all users.

 

Group Policy Settings

Default User

Set the following registry key to enable Office Sign In for all users when they first logon and create a Windows profile (default user)

Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKU\.DEFAULT)\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\signin

Value Name: signinoptions

                Value Type: REG_DWORD

Value Data: 00000000

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All Users

Set the following registry key to enable Office Sign In for all users who have already logged to machines and have existing profiles

Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\signin

Value Name: signinoptions

                Value Type: REG_DWORD

Value Data: 00000000

onedrive signin

 

Administrative Template

Set the following administrative template to enable Office Sign

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Microsoft Office 2013 > Miscellaneous > Block Signing into Office

Enabled

Value: Both IDs allowed

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