hide user from login screen
Posted on 2005-03-13
I need to hide a user from the login screen.
I plan to log into this computer remotely with third party software and I don't want this user to show up for people using the comp locally.
In my use of this information it is legal as I own the computer.
I have tried the following but it only works one time. When I hit ctr+alt+del the user shows up and then keeps showing up.
I went back to that place in the registry and it still read the same, hmm.
An Anonymous user submitted this tip to us: If you have an account on Windows XP that you would like to hide from the Logon UI, there is a very simple way. Using a registry editor, navigate to the Registry Key:
... and add a DWORD Type and have it named the same as the name of the account, not the friendly name. Leave the Data as 0. If you want to access the account while it is hidden, Hold Ctrl+Alt then press Del twice (without letting go of Ctrl+Alt) and it will bring up the classic logon instead. Note that it only works when all users are logged off, no user switching here. This trick is also handy to access the Administrator account without having to boot into Safemode.