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How to set last user on logon screen

Hi All,

Something that my team and I have noticed is that upon logging off of Windows, as an administrator, the username remains present as the default profile to log onto.

I remember in XP there was an application that I used to use to set it to a different profile that is on the machine.  Is there away to do this in Windows 7 or 8?
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blastississimo
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Sam Simon NasserCONSULTANT/DIRECTORCommented:
you can do this through secpol.msc

1. Click Start->Run->secpol.msc
2. Navigate to Local policies -> Security settings
3. Find the entry "Interactive Logon: Hide last user..." and set it to activated.
4. Reboot the machine

or

To remove the last logged name, add this line in a .cmd script

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DontDisplayLastName /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

If you prefer then in GPO

   1. Click on Start button, and type secpol.msc into Start Search box, and hit Enter to open the Local Security Policy Editor.
   2. Navigate to Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.
   3. In the right pane, double click on Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name.
   4. Select and set the radio button of Enabled.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
For Windows 7, Start, Run Control Userpasswords2, go the Advanced Tab and select (check) Require users to press Ctrl Alt Del to log on.

Now right click on Computer, select Manage, go to Admin Tools, Local Security Policy, Local Policy, Security Options. Under Interactive Login enable Do not display last user name.

Now on login the user id will always be blank.

.... Thinkpads_User
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blastississimoAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your response.  I apologize for the miscommunication.

We'd actually prefer that the username remain at the log in screen in order to make it so that it is pre populated for our users.  My question is this:

How can one log on and log off and not have the admin username remain as the last profile logged onto?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have only ever found an option to have (a) no user name as described above, or (b) let the system use the last user name (which you didn't want because it is "administrator".  It could have been a third user also.

... Thinkpads_User
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Sam Simon NasserCONSULTANT/DIRECTORCommented:
simple answer, after you logout from the admin account, log in with the desired user account, in this case the user username will be the last entered username.

i will search for alternatives.
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Sam Simon NasserCONSULTANT/DIRECTORCommented:
alternative, you can use Auto-login feature, this require registry editing to make the windows auto-login to particular account, and if another user log in, all what you have to do is restart.

here is the auto log in for xp / vista / 7
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/f/auto-login-windows.htm
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Rob MinersCommented:
Check this link to see if it is of any help

Automatically Reset Last Logged On User - Windows Domain

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Visual_Basic/VB_Script/Q_28090635.html
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