Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10  

    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10

    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10 PC
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    29 Mar 2019
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10 PC


    A network based on a Domain provides centralized administration of the entire network from a single computer which is called a server. A Domain provides single user login from any computer connected to that network within the network perimeter. Users are allowed (or restricted) to access resources depending upon the permissions they have.

    By default, local user accounts are not shown (enumerated) on the sign-in screen on domain-joined computers. Only domain accounts will show on the sign-in screen by default on domain-joined computers.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable showing all local users on the sign-in screen on a domain joined Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable enumerate local users on sign-in screen on domain-joined computers.


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Default disable showing local accounts on sign-in screen on domain-joined Windows 10 PC
    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-domain_sign-in_windows_10.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC in Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option TWO below.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-enumerate_local_users_on_domain-joined_computers-1.jpg

    3. In the right pane of Logon in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


     6. To Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.

    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-enumerate_local_users_on_domain-joined_computers-2.png

    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    Enable or Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    EnumerateLocalUsers DWORD

    (delete) = Disable
    1 = Enable



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


     2. To Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_show_local_users_on_sign-in_screen_on_domain-joined_computers.reg

    Download


     3. To Disable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined PC

    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_show_local_users_on_sign-in_screen_on_domain-joined_computers.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.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 322
    Pro 20H2
       #1

    Brink, is there some way to (en)(dis)able it in workgroup Windows?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 69,350
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    thename said:
    Brink, is there some way to (en)(dis)able it in workgroup Windows?
    Hello mate,

    You could use the security policy in the tutorial below to have "Other Users" show on the sign-in screen requiring users to enter both their username and password. This will not show users.

    Do Not Display Last Signed-in User Name on Windows 10 Sign-in
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 322
    Pro 20H2
       #3

    Thanks, Shawn. It would be good, were it not for that meathead choice of text as substitute in place of name.
    The next policy in the list, "Don't display username at sign-in", also would seem right. However : Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-displayusername.jpg

    Pro 22H2.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 69,350
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    thename said:
    Thanks, Shawn. It would be good, were it not for that meathead choice of text as substitute in place of name.
    The next policy in the list, "Don't display username at sign-in", also would seem right. However : Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-displayusername.jpg

    Pro 22H2.
    You can check the tutorial below to try another option for that security policy.

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


  5. Posts : 322
    Pro 20H2
       #5

    Registry option likewise ineffective :
    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-displayusername1.jpg

    And likewise in another Pro 22H2 computer.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 69,350
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    thename said:
    Registry option likewise ineffective :
    Enable Show Local Users on Sign-in Screen on Domain Joined Windows 10-displayusername1.jpg

    And likewise in another Pro 22H2 computer.
    You'll also need to enable Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in like below.

    Enable or Disable Don't Display Last Signed-in User on Sign-in Screen in Windows 11 Tutorial | Windows 11 Forum

    When you have "Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in" enabled, you will still briefly see your user name after signing in with "Other user" unless you enable the "Interactive logon: Don't display username at sign-in" security policy.
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 322
    Pro 20H2
       #7

    Brink said:
    still briefly see your user name after signing in with "Other user"
    So briefly that I hadn't noticed it. Unimportant, because "Other user" per se is unacceptable to display to the computer users.

    "Don't display username at sign-in" policy setting alone dictates;
    (the second policy's setting being inconsequential).
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 69,350
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    thename said:
    So briefly that I hadn't noticed it. Unimportant, because "Other user" per se is unacceptable to display to the computer users.

    "Don't display username at sign-in" policy setting alone dictates;
    (the second policy's setting being inconsequential).
    True. It just depends on if you really don't want it to briefly show for the other policy.
      My Computers


 

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