Hide users on the welcome screen.

  • When an account for certain users is created, their user names appear on the welcome screen. Sometimes a user needs to be added to computer because they need access via a network to resources on the machine, but he/she will not be physically logging in to the computer.
  • In such cases, the username can be remove from the welcome screen, while keeping the user account. To do this,
    • Open the Registry Editor.
    • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ windowsNT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpeiclaAccounts \ UserList
    • Right click in the empty space in the right pane
    • Create a new DWORD Value.
    • Name this new value ‘Username’
    • And Enter ‘0’ as the data value.
To enable the user
  • Either double click the ‘username’ value and change the value data to ‘1’
  • Delete the value.

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