How to Display Information About Previous Logons During User Logon in Vista and Windows 7

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This will show you how to display the previous number of successful and unsuccessful logon attempts, with the date and time, display when logging on. You would then just click Ok to continue to logon and start Vista or Windows 7.
Note   Note
This can be useful if you need to keep track of how many logon attempts where made to your system.

EXAMPLE: (After you logon)
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METHOD ONE

Through the Local Group Policy Editor

2. In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Logon Options. (See screenshot below)

3. In the right pane, right click on Display information about previous logons during user logon and click on Properties.
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4. To Not Display Logon Information
A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click OK. (See screenshot below step 3)

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Display Logon Information
A) Dot Enabled and click on OK.
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6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.




METHOD TWO

Using a REG File Download

1. To Display Logon Information
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
Logon Information.reg file.

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B) Go to step 3.
2. To Not Display Logon Information
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below
Undo_Logon_Information.reg
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3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

7. Log off and log on or restart the computer to apply the changes.

8. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




METHOD THREE

Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.
2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7)

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 4)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
4. In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value.
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5. Type DisplayLastLogonInfo and press Enter. (See screenshots below)

6. In the right pane, right click on DisplayLastLogonInfo and click on Modify.
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7. To Display Last Logon Information
A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)

B) Go to step 9.
8. To Undo Logon Information
A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK.
NOTE: You can also right click on DisplayLastLogonInfo and click on Delete. (See screenshot below step 6)
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9. This is how the registry should now look. (See screenshot below)
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10. Close regedit.

11. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
That's it,
Shawn



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