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Windows NT - Registry Editing Tips

Increase Your Logon Security

By default, Windows NT 4.0 displays the name of the last person who logged on the system. This can pose a security threat, especially if a user's password can be guessed from the account name or the login environment. To turn this "feature" off take the following steps:

1.Launch the Registry editor. (regedt32)
2.Go to Hkey_Local_Machine key.
3.Locate the Subkey\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
4.Select the ReportBootOK item.
5.Select Edit/New/String Value from the menu bar.
6.Type DontDisplayLastUserName for the string's name.
7.Double-click the new string to edit its value.
8.Change the value to 1.
9.Click OK.
10.Close the Registry editor.


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