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Hide users in the logon screen

F

Francisco

#1
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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Justin Brown - SYNACS

#2
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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F

Francisco

#3
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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Justin Brown - SYNACS

#4
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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B

bxlady

#5
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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Justin Brown - SYNACS

#6
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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Aspire5610z

#8

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Ronnie Vernon MVP

#10
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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