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How to change "Do not display last user name" setting in XP

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I want my XP Pro machine TO display the Last User Name.

Under Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Local Security Policy-Security Options, "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name" says "Enabled" but I can't change it to "Disabled". The choices are grayed out.

I am signed on as Administrator.  I am able to change other Security Option setings.  

What am I doing wrong ?
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Question by:ksander
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Yan_west earned 500 total points
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run gpedit.msc.

Go to Local Computer Policy, double-click Computer Configuration, double-click Windows Settings, double-click Security Settings, double-click Local Policies, and then click Security Options.

In the right pane, double-click Do not display last user name in logon screen, and disable the policy.

Voila.
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by:ksander
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Thanks - you get the points.

Not because your suggestion worked (the choices are still grayed out), but because you taught me about gpedit.

I found the answer, though, with a registry edit:  
Open [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] and create a new string value, or modify the existing value, called "DontDisplayLastUserName" and set it to "1" to enable or "0" to disable the restriction.

It had a value of '1'. I changed it to '0', and the Last User Name is displayed.

Thanks again

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