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Windows 7: Lock Computer Screen - Display User Information or Not


Lock Computer Screen - Display User Information or Not

How to Display User Information or Not when a Windows Session is Locked
Published by Brink
24 Aug 2011
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How to Display User Information or Not when a Windows Session is Locked

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This will show you how to have the user name to show or hide when a user locks the computer in Vista and Windows 7. If set to be hidden, users will be required to enter both their user name and password when logging back in from the locked computer screen.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Locked Computer Screen
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Lock Computer Screen - Display User Information or Not-do_not_display.jpgLock Computer Screen - Display User Information or Not-username-password.jpg





OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Set as "Not Defined"
NOTE: This is the default setting. It does the same as the setting in step 2.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Locked-Not_Defined.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
2. To Set as "User display name, domain and user names"
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Locked-User_display_name_domain_and_user_names.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
3. To Set as "User display name only"
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Locked-User_display_name_only.reg
download
B) Go to step 5.
4. To Set as "Do not display user information"
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Locked-Do_not_display_user_information.reg
download
B) Continue on to step 5.
5. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

6. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

7. Click on the Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

8. When done, you can delete the .reg file on desktop if you like.

9. Lock the computer (Windows Key + L) to see the change.

10. You may also wish to set the same setting for the Windows logon screen: How to Make Windows 7 Require a User Name and Password in Logon Screen




OPTION TWO
Using Local Security Policy
1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.

2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies, and click on Security Options. (see screenshot below)
Lock Computer Screen - Display User Information or Not-secpol-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, double click on Interactive logon: Display user information when the session is locked. (see screenshot above)

4. Select the option you want, and click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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5. Lock the computer (Windows Key + L) to see the change.

6. You may also wish to set the same setting for the Windows logon screen: How to Make Windows 7 Require a User Name and Password in Logon Screen
That's it,
Shawn




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24 Aug 2011   #1
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Great tutorial, Shawn. +1

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24 Aug 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Jaidyn.
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11 Sep 2011   #3
SmithUnwesson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Worked great! Thank you!
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11 Sep 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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12 Sep 2011   #5
SmithUnwesson

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome I've been to the site many times before. Just figured it was time to join in on all the discussion! I'm hooked on these registry tweaks of yours. Too much fun!
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13 Jun 2012   #6
SRJCTech

Windows 2008 Server, R2
 
 
Can you do this in a GPM?

Anyone know where this setting is in the GPM (Group Policy Management)?

Thanks,

Andre'
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13 Jun 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Andre', and welcome to Seven Forums.

As far as I know, this is only in Local Security Policy (secpol.msc).

What were you wanting to do? Someone may know a workaround.
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