Disable Welcome. Sign in Visual Studio first start


i want to packetize the software "Visual Studio Premium 2013".

By Starting VS2013 the first time it appears a "Welcome. Sign in...", like in this URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/06/28/welcome-sign-in-to-visual-studio.aspx

Is there any possibility to prevent this sign in or is this needed for using some features/user settings and so on ?

Please Help!

4 Comments   [ + ] Show comments
  • Did you ever figure this out? If so, would you mind posting it here? Thanks! - tdickert 7 years ago
  • We have a Powershell script that activates it in 2015 and 2017, which can also be done from the command line. Is that to what you are referring? - RD94 4 years ago
  • We'd like to do the same for VS 2017 and 2019, but can not find answers. The answers provided by nahrens and crimsonsoo does not work. RD94, could you share the powershell script or command line that can do batch sign in without getting the pop up welcome sign in window? - CP04 2 years ago
  • I would also like to avoid welcome sign in and theme selection - is the script still available and works on VS 2019 pro? - EWJ 1 year ago

Answers (2)

Posted by: nahrens 4 years ago
White Belt

As @crimsonsoo said, but you also need to copy the settings file:



The issue is, the $version changes every single time you install VS2017, so it will be different for every computer  even if you use the exact same installer. 

Posted by: crimsonsoo 4 years ago
White Belt
Copy %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\VisualStudio\$version\privateregistry.bin from existing user to the default profile

Don't be a Stranger!

Sign up today to participate, stay informed, earn points and establish a reputation for yourself!

Sign up! or login


This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site and/or clicking the "Accept" button you are providing consent Quest Software and its affiliates do NOT sell the Personal Data you provide to us either when you register on our websites or when you do business with us. For more information about our Privacy Policy and our data protection efforts, please visit GDPR-HQ