Solved

How to hide the account from Windows Server 2008 Welcome screen

Posted on 2009-07-14
5
951 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi,

How can I hide/disable showing of the user accounts on server 2008 welcome screen?  Can't believe microsoft doesn't see this as a security risk, although it is small one but still, knowing the username is solved, now to the password, lol.

Anyways, I have googled and tried the SpecialAccounts->UserList registry edit and that doesn't seem to be working.

I hope it is super simple to fix and I am just not looking in the right place.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:mwajdan
5 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:ahmad2121
ID: 24855550
try

gpedit.msc > Window Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > Interactive Logon: Do not display last user

and

gpedit.msc > Admin Templates > System > Logon > Always Use Classic Logon

honestly, I can't say if they will do anything, but I think those are your only options. You could also set the "interactive logons: dc logons to cache" setting to 0.
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Jay_Jay70
ID: 24855580
I would try, in your group policy.....Computer Settings > Admin Templates > System > Logon > Hide Entry Points for Fast User Switching....
0
 

Author Comment

by:mwajdan
ID: 24856026
Ahmad, Jay,

Tried all the suggested changes and it is still not working.  Also tried the following:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/0f2fc7f0-ff2d-4bc8-9f53-68f1180baff2

I must be doing something wrong.
FYI:  This is a stand alone server and not part of ANY domain.  I am connecting to the computer via RDP NOT connecting directly.
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
rpassero earned 500 total points
ID: 24856946
The username you see is sent by your client as part of NLA (network level authentication). I don't know of a way to turn this behavior off other than to set RDP to allow insecure (non-NLA) connections and connect from a Windows XP workstation that doesn't have the updated client... the username you see is either being specified in your RDP profile, or is just NLA passing your local credentials.

See http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-us/help/ea4680d1-6962-463b-b29b-351efa676f9e1033.mspx for more on NLA and how to see if your RDP client is using it...
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mwajdan
ID: 31603549
Thanks, that was it.  Since I am causing the name to be populated it is really a non-issue now that I know that.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was supporting a handful of Windows 2008 (non-R2) 2 node clusters with shared quorum disks. Some had SQL 2008 installed and some were just a vendor application that we supported. For the purposes of this article it doesn’t really matter which so w…
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question