Windows 10: Security concern and a bit confused

  1.    03 Apr 2018 #1

    Security concern and a bit confused


    I stumbled upon this Group policy setting that when I Disable the policy, the Admin Username will not be displayed in the UAC prompt when elevated from a Standard user account.
    Enumerate administrator accounts on elevation

    Meanwhile, I can select and see the Admin account username on the Sign-in screen...

    This policy setting is useless then. Please correct me if I am missing something.
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  2.    03 Apr 2018 #2

    The policy states it only hides the administrator name from the drop down list for runas
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  3.    03 Apr 2018 #3

    Well, I have it as Not Configured.
    How important is this policy from a security standpoint for a standalone machine?
    Do I really need to hide the Admin username on the UAC prompt?

    The Username can be shown anyways on the sign-in screen. both for Standard and Admin accounts.

    However, my password is long and complex.
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  4.    03 Apr 2018 #4

    Its a bit pointless if you can see the name at login
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  5.    04 Apr 2018 #5

    I will just leave the Group Policy setting as default meaning Not Configured.
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