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Hiding Usernames on the Logon Screen
Hiding Usernames on the Logon Screen
If you use your computer in a high-security environment, it is very important
to hide your username from the logon screen so that potential intruders are not
able to figure out your username—before they even try to break your password.
Using the Local Security Policy to your advantage, you can configure a setting
that will automatically clear the username of the last person who logged in. This
adds another layer of protection to your account by putting it in stealth mode.
Follow these instructions to turn on this setting:
1. Open the Start screen, type secpol.msc , and hit Enter.
2. After the Local Security Policy editor has loaded, expand Local Policies
and click Security Options.
3. Scroll through the list and right-click Interactive Logon: Do Not Display
Last User Name, and then click Properties.
4. Select the Enabled box, as shown in Figure 18-9, and click OK.
Figure 18-9: Hide your username with the Local Security Policy editor.
5. Close the Local Security Policy editor and you are finished.
The next time you reboot, your username will be hidden.
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