Hide the administrator account in the login screen?

  1. lolcocks's Avatar
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       #1

    Hide the administrator account in the login screen?


    Hi,
    Is there any way that I can hide the Administrator account during the login screen but at the same time access it whenever I need it.

    Like if the user logs off, he should not see the Administrator account, only his standard account.

    But I will also need to access the Administrator account from time to time so it should be accessible.


    Any idea how I can do this?

    Offtopic:
    Things were much easier during XP where one just had to put in the Username to access their account.
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  2. DustSailor's Avatar
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       #2

    You can still do this through group policy. Don't remember the policy name off hand, but you disable viewing of last user to log on, and you are then forced to enter in the User name And Password each time for every user.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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    Assuming you are referring to the built-in Administrator Account.

    My suggestions :
    1. Give the built-in Admin a password only you know. That way, other users cannot access it even it shows up on screen. And you will be able to logon to it easily.

    2. Disable the Admin Account ...........
    Logon to your own account with admin rights.
    Right click at tart > select Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this .......
    net user administrator /active:no
    > Enter.
    The Admin Account will not show up on sign in screen.

    To enable the Admin account, in the Command Prompt (Admin), type............................
    net user administrator /active:yes

    Not sure if that is what you want.
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  4. Posts : 8
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       #4

    I think the policy you want (and DustSailor mentioned) is called Interactive logon: Do not display last user name. Enabling this should return you to having to type in a user name and password, as opposed to selecting a user name from a list of users. This will still allow you access to the Administrator account. Another policy you may be interested in is Accounts: Rename administrator account.

    How-to:
    • Press Start
    • Type gpedit
    • Press Enter
    • Navigate to Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options
    • Double Click Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
    • Set this to enabled.
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  5. Posts : 14
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       #5

    Hi lolcocks! In Windows XP, the built-in administrator account is disabled by default, it is invisible at Windows login screen but you can access it from safe mode. Things have changed since Windows Vista, if an account is disabled, you're unable to access it from either normal mode or safe mode.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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    lolcocks said:
    Hi,
    Is there any way that I can hide the Administrator account during the login screen but at the same time access it whenever I need it.

    Like if the user logs off, he should not see the Administrator account, only his standard account.

    But I will also need to access the Administrator account from time to time so it should be accessible.


    Any idea how I can do this?

    Offtopic:
    Things were much easier during XP where one just had to put in the Username to access their account.
    Here is the tutorial including all methods to enable or disable built-in Admin Account.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  7. lolcocks's Avatar
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       #7

    Thanks everyone, +rep to everyone.
    All posts by you guys are valid solutions, I will use the one best suited for me. :)
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