remove login option for a user

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by flick, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. flick

    flick Guest

    I'm looking to remove the option for one of the users to login, but not delete the account. So insted of 2 users and icons being shown at startup, only one is shown, and the other hid.

    I was able to do this with MS powertoys, but was wondering what the XP setting was to chage that without using power toys.

    thanks
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    hmm. I'm not quite sure you can do that without using the powertoys.
     
  3. flick

    flick Guest

    yeah, I'm not too sure either. I was playing around with gpedit.msc and trying to find it there but couldn't.

    I was under the impression that the tweakUI was just an easy way to change "hidden" XP settings. could be wrong though, it's happened before.
     
  4. It's easy...

    1) Open up regedit.exe
    2) Go to:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\
    CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]

    3) Add a REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) and give it the name of whatever account you want to hide.
    4) Double click the key and set it to 0 (if it is not already set to 0).

    Now, the account will not appear anywhere, except:

    1] when no users are logged on, if you press CTRL+ALT+DEL 2 times, you can type in the account name and password and log in
    2] if your logon screen type it set to classic (Windows 2000), users can be typed in and accessed this way.

    However, for basic users, nobody should be able to access the account.
     
  5. flick

    flick Guest

    Brilliant, thanks!:D