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HIDDEN USER ACCOUNT

By oliver_ricken ·
How can i hide a user account so it is invisable at logon and in user and group.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to HIDDEN USER ACCOUNT

I am afraid you cannot hide a user account from Local Users and Groups. If your user does not have local Administrator rights, the user should not be able to go to User Accounts. A limited user will be able to see the list of folder in C:\Documents and Settings which may give a clue about the existence of the hidden account.

You can hide a user from the logon screen by using the Registry Editor to create a DWORD value for the username under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

Note that the DWORD value must be called the same as the username, not the user's full name. The default value 0 hides the user.

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to

Correction: A limited user can select User Accounts from the Control Panel but will be able to see only his/her own account.

You may want to select an inconspicuous name for the hidden user because you will not be able to hide the profile in the folder C:\Documents and Settings. Even if you go to the Security tab and deny all access, the name of the folder is still seen by the limited user.

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by gkrew In reply to HIDDEN USER ACCOUNT

Are you trying to not show the last user logged on to the computer via the log-on screen?

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by john In reply to HIDDEN USER ACCOUNT

Go to control panel, User Accounts, and change the way users log on to the computer. Uncheck use the Windows welcome screen. Users will then have to type in their user id to login to Windows.

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