remove the user name from the login screen

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi. I need to remove the Administrator username from the login screen on a windows 2000 server. When you log off and press ctrl alt del it come up with the user name Administrator. I wish to remove this so it shows no user in the user name box.
Question by:compudoc1
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    You can do this by either applying a group policy or setting the follwoing registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon


    to "1". If its not there, create the value as a REG_SZ. Here is an example .reg file you can import:


    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
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    by:Kini pradeep
    the GP is in the security settings, sec options.
    we have it applied at the domain level.

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