Privacy and Security Hide or Show Account Protection page in Windows Security


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Windows Security provides built-in security options to help protect your device from malicious software attacks.

The Account protection page in Windows Security allows you to access sign-in options and account settings, including Windows Hello and dynamic lock.

You can hide the Account protection area from users on the device. This option can be useful if you don't want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

Reference:

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Account protection page in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to hide or show the Account protection page in Windows Security.



Contents

  • Option One: Hide or Show Account Protection page in Windows Security in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Hide or Show Account Protection page in Windows Security using REG file


EXAMPLE: "Account protection" page in Windows Security

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Option One

Hide or Show Account Protection page in Windows Security in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two to configure the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Security > Account protection

Account_protection_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Account protection in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Hide the Account protection area policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (show) or step 6 (hide) below for what you want.

5 Show "Account protection" page in Windows Security

This is the default setting.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Account_protection_gpedit-2.png

6 Hide "Account protection" page in Windows Security

A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Account_protection_gpedit-3.png

7 If Windows Security is currently open, then close and reopen Windows Security to apply.

8 Close the Local Group Policy Editor.




Option Two

Hide or Show Account Protection page in Windows Security using REG file


1 Do step 2 (show) or step 3 (hide) below for what you would like to do.

2 Show "Account protection" page in Windows Security

This is the default setting.


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

Show_Account_protection_page_in_Windows_Security.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"UILockdown"=-

3 Hide "Account protection" page in Windows Security

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

Hide_Account_protection_page_in_Windows_Security.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"UILockdown"=dword:00000001

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 Restart the computer to apply.

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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