Username doesnt show on logon screen

Posted on 2004-11-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
When I was using my computer in a WORKGROUP, everytime I logged in it would already have my username there, making it easy to just put in my password.  I am the only user for this PC also.
Now that I joined it to the company DOMAIN, whenever I boot up my PC and get to the log on screen, I have to enter my username each time.  Is there a setting for this to let me set it where I can have my username show up automatically again with a DOMAIN PC?  Is it picking up the DOMAINS group policies which has a setting to not keep the username each time a user logs on.


Question by:cjjimbos
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Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 12487021
your computer could be under a domain policy indicating it should not display the last user name to logon.  See:

Otherwise, if you have admin access to the machine you can edit the registry and make sure the feature is enabled - see:


Expert Comment

ID: 12489652
in the domain controller, start>program>manage tool>domain controller security policy>windows settings>security setting>local policy>security option, at the right windows, you can find the policy record: do not display last user name in logon screen, disable it.

Author Comment

ID: 12574773
I did disable the policy, but it still doesnt save the username.  All other computers are leaving last username logged in.  But this laptop isnt?  Plus, when I go into regedit, it shows his name as default username, yet it doesnt show it when prompt at log on screen.
Any other suggestions.

Accepted Solution

alsonluo earned 1500 total points
ID: 12577465
if his local security policy enable it, it won't yet show it.
Pls check local security policy:
(windows xp): start>control panel>Performance and Maintenance>administrative tools>local security policy>security settings>security options, at the right windows, disable the item: Do not display last user name.

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