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    Anyone know how to Login with a Hidden account on Windows 7

    When using XP you could access the classic logon box by holding down CTRL + ALT and pressing Delete twice in quick succession.

    I have hidden the Administrator Account on Non-Domain Laptops but can't seem to get the classic logon box to access the hidden account. The Admin account is not disabled.

    Anyone found a way to get the Classic logon box back to access the hidden account in a similar fashion while keeping the Welcome Screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davit2005 View Post
    When using XP you could access the classic logon box by holding down CTRL + ALT and pressing Delete twice in quick succession.

    I have hidden the Administrator Account on Non-Domain Laptops but can't seem to get the classic logon box to access the hidden account. The Admin account is not disabled.

    Anyone found a way to get the Classic logon box back to access the hidden account in a similar fashion while keeping the Welcome Screen.

    Regards,
    David
    dont you haveto put the machine name\username

    eg pcname\administrator

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    Create your local admin accounts on the laptop and keep them enabled. Now change/create the following reg entries.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
    "%USERNAME%"=dword:00000000
    "%USERNAME%"=dword:00000000
    Change %USERNAME% to the accounts you want to hide.

    A value of 1 shows the account 0 hides it.

    Now from the welcome screen you can use the switch user button and then logon using one of the hidden accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by round2it View Post
    dont you haveto put the machine name\username

    eg pcname\administrator
    if you don't know the PC name you can just use a dot, ie .\administrator

    quicker and easier plus when you enter .\ it will tell you the PC name in the log in to field below the password box.

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    Require the classic logon box to do that which is what I am trying to display. I'm trying to set up staff laptops that aren't on the domain and ideally just want a welcome screen where they click on their name. I don't want to use the classic logon screen. I want to be able to log in as administrator without the administrator account showing on the welcome screen.

    I have hidden the Administrator account with a registry hack but unlike Windows XP the CTRL + ALT + DELETE trick to bring up the classic logon box used/usefull in XP doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    if you don't know the PC name you can just use a dot, ie .\administrator

    quicker and easier plus when you enter .\ it will tell you the PC name in the log in to field below the password box.
    nicetip



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