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    Hiding a user from the welcome screen (XP Pro)

    Hi all,

    Just a couple of queries relating to XP Pro.

    1)How can I hide a user from the welcome screen? I have a user account that is used by others to access shares over the network, but I don't want this account to be seen on the welcome screen so that it can't be used to log onto the machine itself.

    2)How do I lock the workstation? This used to be avail from CTRL-ALT-DEL and "lock the workstation" in NT/2000 but CTRL-ALT-DEL just brings up the task manager in XP...

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark

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    Re: Hiding a user from the welcome screen (XP Pro)

    If you have TweakUI, you can hide the different accounts. On a machine using the Pro version you can unhide the Administrator account .

    NOTE: If you are using NTFS and/or on a domain network this option may not be there.

    To lock your system just use the "Windows key and L" and the password is the password to the account logged in.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Hiding a user from the welcome screen (XP Pro)

    thanks Dave, I found the option in TweakUI eventually, once I'd gotten the correct version installed.... removing past versions of TweakUI sure is a pain.. for anyone who's interested, the removal instructions are here. Not sure why they've decided that the new version doesn't need a Control Panel icon though....oh well..

    Re locking, I'd figured out that going back to the login screen via "switch users" was the thing to do, but the keyboard shortcut is just what I needed <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again..

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