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Hide users in the logon screen

  1. #1


    Francisco Guest

    Hide users in the logon screen

    Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    account

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  2. #2


    Justin Brown - SYNACS Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    > account


    Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?


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  3. #3


    Francisco Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    I have been reading other discussions here and found that, switching "do not
    show the name in last logon", in the local policies, to enabled, solves the
    situation.
    Is there any other way?
    Thanks anyway Justin

    "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:

    > On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    > > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    > > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    > > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    > > account

    >
    > Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?
    >
    >


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  4. #4


    Justin Brown - SYNACS Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    On Feb 26, 1:34 am, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > I have been reading other discussions here and found that, switching "do not
    > show the name in last logon", in the local policies, to enabled, solves the
    > situation.
    > Is there any other way?
    > Thanks anyway Justin
    >
    > "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:
    >
    > > On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > wrote:
    > > > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    > > > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    > > > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    > > > account

    >
    > > Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?


    Not sure how you accomplish this in Vista. In XP it was Control Panel -
    > User Accounts -> Change the way users log on or off, and in that

    dialog there is a "Use the Welcome Screen" checkbox. Vista most likely
    has a different name for each of those steps but I would bet small
    money it's in the user accounts in the Control Panel.



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  5. #5


    bxlady Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    In XP you could edit the registry "UserList" to hide account and still use
    the Wlecome Screen. The account would only appear when you boot into Safe
    Mode. I am also looking for a way to do this in Vista but the UserList is
    gone (or name changed) in the Vista registry. Anyone know how to do this in
    Vista?

    "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:

    > On Feb 26, 1:34 am, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > wrote:
    > > I have been reading other discussions here and found that, switching "do not
    > > show the name in last logon", in the local policies, to enabled, solves the
    > > situation.
    > > Is there any other way?
    > > Thanks anyway Justin
    > >
    > > "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:
    > >
    > > > On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > > wrote:
    > > > > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    > > > > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    > > > > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    > > > > account

    > >
    > > > Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?

    >
    > Not sure how you accomplish this in Vista. In XP it was Control Panel -
    > > User Accounts -> Change the way users log on or off, and in that

    > dialog there is a "Use the Welcome Screen" checkbox. Vista most likely
    > has a different name for each of those steps but I would bet small
    > money it's in the user accounts in the Control Panel.
    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Justin Brown - SYNACS Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    On Feb 26, 12:34 am, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote:
    > I have been reading other discussions here and found that, switching "do not
    > show the name in last logon", in the local policies, to enabled, solves the
    > situation.
    > Is there any other way?
    > Thanks anyway Justin
    >
    > "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    > > wrote:
    > > > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a Workgroup,
    > > > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the network,
    > > > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only my own
    > > > account

    >
    > > Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Not that I would know of. I'm learning Vista too. :-]


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  7. #7


    lots_of_db Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    Hi
    Try this it worked for me!

    Windows Vista Home Basic
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...autologon.mspx

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  8. #8


    Aspire5610z Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    On Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:28:00 -0700, lots_of_db
    <lots_of_db@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    Also try tweakui it has the same option and also gets rid of the
    naging of unread messages on the log in screen plus more here is the
    link:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx
    >Hi
    >Try this it worked for me!
    >
    >Windows Vista Home Basic
    >http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...autologon.mspx


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  9. #9


    lots_of_db Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen


    Tweak UI is great... but they don't have it for Vista (yet)

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  10. #10


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: Hide users in the logon screen

    bxlady,

    You can hide accounts the same way you did in XP, but in Vista you need to
    create those registry keys.

    In regedit, navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    Right click Winlogon and select New / Key

    Name the new key SpecialAccounts (case sensitive)

    Right click The SpecialAccounts key and select New Key again.

    Name the key UserList

    Click the UserList key and in the right side window right click and select
    New / DWord (32bit) Value.

    Name the new DWord value the same name as the account you wish to hide.
    Double click this value and in the Value Data line enter either 0 (zero) to
    hide the account or 1 to show the account.

    **WARNING: Make sure that you have at least one Administrator account
    available on the Welcome screen! If you hide the last administrator account
    you may lock yourself out of making any changes that require administrator
    privileges! Vista is designed to reveal the built-in administrator account
    when you log into safe mode, if no other administrator accounts are
    available, but if an administrator account is simply hidden, then the
    built-in administrator account will not show up in safe mode!**


    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "bxlady" <bxlady@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:12DCDE1E-D4C6-4752-B070-92B883106139@microsoft.com...
    > In XP you could edit the registry "UserList" to hide account and still use
    > the Wlecome Screen. The account would only appear when you boot into Safe
    > Mode. I am also looking for a way to do this in Vista but the UserList is
    > gone (or name changed) in the Vista registry. Anyone know how to do this
    > in
    > Vista?
    >
    > "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:
    >
    >> On Feb 26, 1:34 am, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >> wrote:
    >> > I have been reading other discussions here and found that, switching
    >> > "do not
    >> > show the name in last logon", in the local policies, to enabled, solves
    >> > the
    >> > situation.
    >> > Is there any other way?
    >> > Thanks anyway Justin
    >> >
    >> > "Justin Brown - SYNACS" wrote:
    >> >
    >> > > On Feb 21, 4:33 pm, Francisco <Franci...@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >> > > wrote:
    >> > > > Is it possible to hide users created locally when login on? In a
    >> > > > Workgroup,
    >> > > > it is necessary to create local users to specify which ones, in the
    >> > > > network,
    >> > > > can access the resources and who cannot. I would like to see only
    >> > > > my own
    >> > > > account
    >> >
    >> > > Have you considered turning off the welcome screen?

    >>
    >> Not sure how you accomplish this in Vista. In XP it was Control Panel -
    >> > User Accounts -> Change the way users log on or off, and in that

    >> dialog there is a "Use the Welcome Screen" checkbox. Vista most likely
    >> has a different name for each of those steps but I would bet small
    >> money it's in the user accounts in the Control Panel.
    >>
    >>
    >>



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