How to Display Information About Previous Logons During User Logon in Vista and Windows 7
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.
This can be useful if you need to keep track of how many logon attempts where made to your system.
EXAMPLE: (After you logon)
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration
, Administrative Templates
, Windows Components,
and Windows Logon Options
. (See screenshot below)
In the right pane, right click on Display information about previous logons during user logon
and click on Properties
4. To Not Display Logon Information
A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click OK. (See screenshot below step 3)5. To Display Logon Information
B) Go to step 6.
A) Dot Enabled and click on OK.6.
Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
Using a REG File Download
1. To Display Logon Information
2. To Not Display Logon Information
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.
B) Go to step 3.
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below
Click on Save
, and save the .reg
file to the Desktop
Right click on the downloaded .reg
file and click on Merge
Click on Run
(UAC-Vista) or Yes
(UAC-Windows 7), Yes
, and then OK
Log off and log on or restart the computer to apply the changes.
When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg
file if you like.
Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.
If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue
(Vista) or Yes (Windows 7)
In regedit, navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below step 4)
In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New
and DWORD (32-bit) Value
and press Enter
. (See screenshots below)
In the right pane, right click on DisplayLastLogonInfo
and click on Modify
7. To Display Last Logon Information
A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)8. To Undo Logon Information
B) Go to step 9.
A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK.9.
NOTE: You can also right click on DisplayLastLogonInfo and click on Delete. (See screenshot below step 6)
This is how the registry should now look. (See screenshot below)
Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.