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Windows 7: Logon Screen - Fix Showing Only "Other User" and Last Logged On User

14 Nov 2013   #30

Windows 7 x64 | Windows Server 2008 R2 | Windows XP

Hello! Thank you for this great tutorial. I have a medium sized home network and recently added a 2008 R2 server to it. After joining all the PCs to the domain, the login screen only shows the last used user account and "Other user" I tried this tutorial but there is no .DEFAULT key or any keys I was able to delete. how can I have the login user page show all (local) users ? Thank you

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14 Nov 2013   #31

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ShadowChaos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check to see if checking the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box may help if it's just an issue with it no longer having the correct account or password after joining the domain.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps, :)
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27 Nov 2013   #32

windows 7 64bit, windows 7 ultimate 64bit

it would be helpful thank you
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22 Feb 2014   #33

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit


C) If a selected S-1-5-xx subkey in the left pane has a user name in the ProfileImagePath value in the right pane that is not a user account that you have created in Windows 7 from step 2 or from step 7B, then right click on the S-1-5-xx subkey, click on Delete, and Yes to confirm.


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22 Feb 2014   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Farokh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The ProfileImagePath value would be in the right pane of the selected S-1-5-xx subkey instead.

If you had a user account (S-1-5-xx subkey) listed that didn't have ProfileImagePath in the right pane, then yes indeed you would want to delete that S-1-5-xx subkey.
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24 Feb 2014   #35

Window 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hi Brink
yes, ProfileImagePath value is in the right pane. i corrected in my post.
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24 Feb 2014   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I figured it was just a typo, but just wanted to clarify for others. :)
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09 Mar 2014   #37

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
Found a Fix!

Problem: My New Win7 PC had ‘Other User’ at the Logon Screen. I then had to click on it and type my login name.
Cause: I deleted a folder under c:\Users called HomeGroupUser$ because it looked weird and I wanted to explore what would happen. : )
Solution: I hit F8 during start up and selected Repair my computer. This did not fix it, but it came to a place where HomeGroupUser$ was presented as my first choice for Logon. That’s where I realized what had caused it.
First thing I did was to go to the Control Panel/ Homegroup and remove the Homegroup.
I also went to Regedit and searched for HomeGroupUser$ and deleted the 2 Folder Entries.
Then ran Netplwiz and highlighted My real Logon Name, UNCHECKED 'Users must enter a user name..', Hit Apply, then CHECKED 'Users must enter a user name..', and again, Hit Apply.

Now, to get the Icons to Show on the Logon Screen:

Log On with User Name and Password

Under Control Panel/ Administrative tools/ Local security policy/ Local policies/ Security options/
Interactive logon: Do not display last user name.
This security setting determines whether the name of the last user to log on to the computer is displayed in the Windows logon screen.
If this policy is enabled, the name of the last user to successfully log on is not displayed in the Logon Screen.
If this policy is disabled, the name of the last user to log on is displayed.
Default: Disabled. I changed to ‘Enable’.
It Worked !! Logon screen is now normal.
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22 Apr 2014   #38

Server 2008 R2

Great article, unfourtunately, i still have the issue of only seeing the last logged on user and the other user option.
I have no .default to delete, and all the keys have the 3 fields present. So everything looks good, with nothing to delete and cause a fix

My machine is a server 2008 setup, joined to a domain if this makes a difference. I will look into another machine same OS, that has the logon screen working and see if their is a .default on this one. Maybe a restart would be good, but this is a production machine, so will have to wait.
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22 Apr 2014   #39

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Giermo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

With it being joined to domain will make a difference. Unfortunately, I have no domain experience to say what it may be on the domain end.
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