Windows – “Don’t Display Last Login User Name” via GPO

KB ID 0000460 Dtd 07/06/11

Problem

By default Windows will display the last user that successfully logged on, on shared machines or in a secure domain environment you might not want this..

Dont Display Last Logon

 

Solution

On a Single (stand alone) machine.

1. Click start and in the run/search box type gpedit.msc{enter}

2. Navigate to > Computer Configuration > Windows settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > “Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name”.

GPO Do not display last user name

3. Simply enable the policy.

Stop last username being displayed

4. Reboot the PC or run gpupdate /force.

In a Windows Domain Environment

Note: This procedure was carried out Server 2008 R2.

1. On one of your domain controllers > Start > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management Console > Either select and existing policy or create and link one to the COMPUTERS you want this policy to affect. Then edit the policy.

2. Navigate to > Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > “Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name”.

Group Policy Do not display last user name

3. Tick to define the policy, and set it to enabled.

Do not display last user name Policy

4. Reboot the PC or run gpupdate /force.

 

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