How can I avoid last log on when Admin logs on



PeterM
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When I log
on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer. How can I
avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen. Isn't there a let's
say a default log on, or a previous log on before I went and logged on as a
administrator. Please don't laugh, I may not explain it right, but I think
you will get the picture.Your help is appreciated. Most people in our
company use Win XP Pro, some Win 2000 ................Peter

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
PeterM wrote:
> I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When
> I log on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer.
> How can I avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen.
> Isn't there a let's say a default log on, or a previous log on before
> I went and logged on as a administrator. Please don't laugh, I may
> not explain it right, but I think you will get the picture.Your help
> is appreciated. Most people in our company use Win XP Pro, some Win
> 2000 ................Peter

Change the registry entry for the DefaultUserName.. To their username.
(That's the sneaky way)

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


You could also just make sure the users get usernames they can remember.

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WTC
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
"PeterM" <pmaston@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:QtSdna7-WLCixBzfRVn-ow@comcast.com...
>I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When I
>log on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer. How
>can I avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen. Isn't
>there a let's say a default log on, or a previous log on before I went
>and logged on as a administrator. Please don't laugh, I may not explain
>it right, but I think you will get the picture.Your help is
>appreciated. Most people in our company use Win XP Pro, some Win 2000
>................Peter


You can always have the user name always cleared at the logon prompt.

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system]
Name: dontdisplaylastusername
Type: REG_DWORD
Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

Use the Local Security Policy in XP Pro.
Local Polices > Security Options > Interactive logon: Do not display
last user name.

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Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Hi Peter,

See line 150 (right hand side):
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"PeterM" <pmaston@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:QtSdna7-WLCixBzfRVn-ow@comcast.com...
>I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When I log
>on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer. How can I
>avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen. Isn't there a let's
>say a default log on, or a previous log on before I went and logged on as a
>administrator. Please don't laugh, I may not explain it right, but I think
>you will get the picture.Your help is appreciated. Most people in our
>company use Win XP Pro, some Win 2000 ................Peter

PeterM
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
How nice it is.......THAAAAANK you all,
Kelly,WTC,Shenan..................Peter

"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OhbbRKdVFHA.2560@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Peter,
>
> See line 150 (right hand side):
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
> "PeterM" <pmaston@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:QtSdna7-WLCixBzfRVn-ow@comcast.com...
>>I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When I log
>>on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer. How can I
>>avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen. Isn't there a
>>let's say a default log on, or a previous log on before I went and logged
>>on as a administrator. Please don't laugh, I may not explain it right, but
>>I think you will get the picture.Your help is appreciated. Most people in
>>our company use Win XP Pro, some Win 2000 ................Peter
>
>

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
PeterM wrote:
> I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on.
> When I log on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their
> computer. How can I avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer
> screen. Isn't there a let's say a default log on, or a previous log
> on before I went and logged on as a administrator. Please don't
> laugh, I may not explain it right, but I think you will get the
> picture.Your help is appreciated. Most people in our company use
> Win XP Pro, some Win 2000 ................Peter

Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Change the registry entry for the DefaultUserName.. To their
> username. (That's the sneaky way)
>
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
> NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
>
> You could also just make sure the users get usernames they can
> remember.

WTC wrote:
> You can always have the user name always cleared at the logon prompt.
>
> [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\system]
> Name: dontdisplaylastusername
> Type: REG_DWORD
> Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
>
> Use the Local Security Policy in XP Pro.
> Local Polices > Security Options > Interactive logon: Do not display
> last user name.

Kelly wrote:
> See line 150 (right hand side):
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

PeterM wrote:
> How nice it is.......THAAAAANK you all,
> Kelly,WTC,Shenan..................Peter

No Problem, Peter.

--
>=- Shenan -=<
>=- MS MVP -=<
--
The information above is intended to assist you; however, it is
suggested you research for yourself before you take any advice - you
are the one ultimately responsible for your actions/problems/solutions.
Whenever possible, the advice will include the method/places used in
compiling the answer. Also, questions may have been asked to clarify
your situation OR to give you an idea of where to look - do not dismiss
them lightly.

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Most welcome, Peter. Thanks for the feedback. :o)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"PeterM" <pmaston@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:jr6dnRdeI6Q27hzfRVn-pA@comcast.com...
> How nice it is.......THAAAAANK you all,
> Kelly,WTC,Shenan..................Peter
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OhbbRKdVFHA.2560@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Peter,
>>
>> See line 150 (right hand side):
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>
>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>
>>
>> "PeterM" <pmaston@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:QtSdna7-WLCixBzfRVn-ow@comcast.com...
>>>I get a lot of phone calls, because people forget their log-on. When I
>>>log on as a administrator, it leaves my log-on on their computer. How can
>>>I avoid leaving the last log-on on their computer screen. Isn't there a
>>>let's say a default log on, or a previous log on before I went and logged
>>>on as a administrator. Please don't laugh, I may not explain it right,
>>>but I think you will get the picture.Your help is appreciated. Most
>>>people in our company use Win XP Pro, some Win 2000 ................Peter
>>
>>
>


How can I avoid last log on when Admin logs on