Last user name hidden (Windows)

Module: Login Parameters

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check verifies that the last input user name is not displayed in the Logon dialog box. This protects the user name from unauthorized use.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Last user name hidden

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105238)

  • Windows 2003 (205238)

  • Windows 2008 (248238)

  • Windows Vista (228238)

  • Windows XP (200238)

Title: Previous user name displayed

Description:The previous user account name appears in the Logon dialog box. This gives away half of the User name/Password combination that is intended to protect the account from unauthorized access. To hide the previous user name, set the following registry value to 1: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\dontdisplaylastusername.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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