Prevent XP from Displaying the Last User Logged On

Posted August 25, 2006 by Rob Rogers in Windows networking

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This tech-recipe describes how to edit the registry to prevent XP from displaying the last user who was logged on.

1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).

2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system registry subkey.

3. Double-click the “dontdisplaylastusername” value (or create the DWORD type value if it does not exist).

4. Set the value to 1 to enable the feature or 0 to disable it.

5. Click OK, and close the registry editor.


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