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    user name doesn’t appear at the logon screen

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    by amrou_saade ·

    hi everyone.
    could someone help me with showing the username at the logon screen. All the pcs that are member of the domain (server 2003) don’t show the user name at logon.

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    • #2567336

      Clarifications

      by amrou_saade ·

      In reply to user name doesn’t appear at the logon screen

      Clarifications

    • #2565873

      Download and install TweakUI

      by nepenthe0 ·

      In reply to user name doesn’t appear at the logon screen

      I am assuming your operating system is Windows XP or XP Pro. You can download the free TweakUI utility from Microsoft:

      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

      Install TweakUI. Then navigate the menu:

      About > Policy > Open Group Policy Editor > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon > Always use classic logon.

      Right click ‘Always use classic logon’, click ‘Properties’, then click ‘Enable’.

      Now, your User Name will appear whenever you log on. If not password protected, simply hit ‘Enter’ to complete the logon.

      Rick/Portland, OR

      • #2565856

        He’s on a domain

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to Download and install TweakUI

        The “most recent user” display is probably suppressed on the domain server; assuming he is admin, he will need to set the policy there.

        • #2565852

          The user can often override a policy

          by nepenthe0 ·

          In reply to He’s on a domain

          Doubtless you are an enlightened and capable network administrator. Alas, there are cretins amongst the class that irritate competent users.

          I often used TweakUI to override irritating and silly policies in an effort to reclaim personal control over my workstation.

          To my knowledge, the network administrator never discovered my passive-aggressive behavior. If a policy is necessary for legitimate security reasons, fine. If a policy is implemented because of an administrator’s arbitrary preference, I’m for empowering the user to reclaim control.

          Rick/Portland, OR

        • #2565800

          It’s usually considered a security issue

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to The user can often override a policy

          Not displaying the last login removes one more piece of information a potential hacker can use to gain access.

          I’ll agree that certain policies put into place by admins are arbitrary and irritating. I never had a problem with individual users changing profile settings (desktop, screen saver, etc.), but I’m not an admin any more. For me, the money wasn’t worth the trouble; I’m happier at the direct user support level.

        • #2565793

          Good to know

          by nepenthe0 ·

          In reply to It’s usually considered a security issue

          I don’t want to get folks into trouble, so I appreciate your post. By the way, your avatar is really cool…

          Rick/Portland, OR

        • #2565760

          I don’t think his avatar’s cool …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Good to know

          It looks to me like he’s working up a sweat!! 😀

        • #2565690

          But he’s beating on a chiclet keyboard…

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to I don’t think his avatar’s cool …

          …so that’s cool! B-)

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