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  1. Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10


    A new Other user tile.

    If the policy is enabled and a user signs in as Other user, the full name of the user is not displayed during sign-in. In the same context, if users type their email address and password at the sign in screen and press Enter, the displayed text Other user remains unchanged, and is no longer replaced by the users first and last name, as in previous versions of Windows 10. Additionally, if users enter their domain user name and password and click Submit, their full name is not shown until the Start screen displays.

    If the policy is disabled and a user signs in as Other user, the Other user text is replaced by the users first and last name during sign-in.

    Your implementation of this policy depends on your security requirements for displayed logon information. If you have devices that store sensitive data, with monitors displayed in unsecured locations, or if you have devices with sensitive data that are remotely accessed, revealing logged on users full names or domain account names might contradict your overall security policy.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable if the username is displayed during sign-in when a user signs in as Other user in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator enable or disable don't display username at sign-in.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in using Local Security Policy
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Don't Display Username at Sign-in Enabled and Disabled

    (Click/tap on GIF image below to play)

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in using Local Security Policy

    *note This option is only available in the Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.
    1. Open Local Security Policy (secpol.msc).

    2. Expand open Local Policies in the left pane, and click/tap on Security Options. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Security Options, double click/tap on Interactive logon: Don't display username at sign-in. (see screenshot above)

    4. Select (dot) Enabled or Disabled (default) for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. You can now close Local Security Policy if you like.

    6. Users will see the change the next time they sign in.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in using a REG file

    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and change the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    DontDisplayUserName DWORD

    0 = Disable
    1 = Enable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Don't Display Username at Sign-in
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Don't_display_username_at_sign-in.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Don't_display_username_at_sign-in-in.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    8. Users will see the change the next time they sign in.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    doriandiaconu, Oct 25, 2017
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  2. Usernames or logon IDs shown before signing in to Windows 10

    I has enabled in group policy to hide the usernames or logon IDs before signing in to Windows 10 but even after a GPUPDATE /FORCE and a reboot, the usernames are still listed on the actual logon screen UI before signing in to Windows 10. The policy does not seem to take effect. I set the policy back to Not Configured until we see why this will not take effect. I am on a Standalone machine.
     
    win10freak, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Edwin Win User
    Usernames or logon IDs shown before signing in to Windows 10

    Could be in Settings/Accounts/Sign-in options?


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    Edwin, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. ahujet Win User

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Username at Sign-in in Windows 10

    Disabling iGPU in windows 10

    Ah, had that multi display option disabled. Currently installing clean windows maybe that was the problem. What version of windows 10 are you on btw?
     
    ahujet, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. mmortal03 Win User
    Do Not Display Last Signed-in User Name on Windows 10 Sign-in  


    I noticed that when doing this, the sign-in screen's background no longer respects the setting of the previous user. Instead, it uses whatever is set by the hidden administrator account. Luckily, TenForums also provides steps for how to login to this account: Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Edit: Nope, this only worked temporarily. It either switched back to a default Spotlight photo after making the administrator account inactive again, or simply changed it back to a Spotlight photo for some other reason.

    Does anyone know how to properly change the sign-in screen background color/picture (not the lock screen) when not displaying the user name?
     
    mmortal03, Oct 27, 2019
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    Valeriu, Oct 27, 2019
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