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20-Jan-2008, 12:46 PM #1
How do I make enable guest accounts invisible?
When searching yesterday for networking help, I saw something about enabling guest accounts but making them invisible. Now I can't find that. My guest account is enabled, but I don't want it showing up on my log in screen. How do I make it invisible.
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20-Jan-2008, 07:15 PM #2
How do I make enabled guest accounts invisible on login screen?
When searching yesterday for networking help yesterday, I saw something about enabling guest accounts but making them invisible. Now I can't find that post anywhere. My guest account is enabled, but I don't want it showing up on my log in screen. How do I make it invisible?
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20-Jan-2008, 10:45 PM #3
The TweakUI powertoy for XP has a feature under "logon" which allows you to show or hide computer users from the logon screen. I'm not sure if it works for the guest account or not though.
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21-Jan-2008, 02:25 AM #4
Hiding User Accounts (WinXP):

Start REGEDIT and go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
SpecialAccounts\UserList

Create a new DWORD value with the exact spelling as the username of the account you want to hide. Give it a value of 0 to hide it. Change the value to 1 to unhide it.

To log on to the invisible account, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete at the log-on screen and log-on with the username and the password. Remember that the username will still be visible in the Documents and Settings folder.
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21-Jan-2008, 10:20 AM #5
Hide Users from the Welcome Screen

Start/Run/Regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList.
Note: There is a space between Windows and NT.

Add the username you wish to hide as a DWORD value. Set the value to 0 (zero). This will prevent the user from showing up on the welcome screen. You will need to press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the logon screen to get the old Win2K logon, to be able to logon to the account you've hidden. Adding a username and setting the value to 1 will cause that user, such as Administrator, to show up on the Welcome screen as well.

TweakUI Option to Remove Users from the Welcome Screen:

About/Policy/Run Group Policy Editor/User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/Remove User Name from Start Menu.
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21-Jan-2008, 10:55 AM #6
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