Enable the Administrator account on the Welcome Screen

Option 1: Download and install TweakUI from the Powertoys for Windows XP collection. In the Logon section, you can hide, or make visible, User accounts on the Welcome Screen.

Option 2:  Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT    Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList   (note that there is a space in the Windows NT).  Right click in the right pane and select New, DWord value.  Give the value the same name as the Username on the Welcome Screen (it must match) for the account you wish to hide/show.  Double click the new value and set it to 1 to show the account on the Welcome Screen, or set it to 0 to hide the account.

Example:  Doug is a user on the computer, Doug would be the name you give the new value.

As of 4/24/2002, the individual Powertoys for Windows® XP are available here.

This page last updated 06/03/2011 06:10
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