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Disable List of Users on Log On window

Summary


As is default in most system images for Windows and Mac, when logging into the system the user will be presented with user avatar images to click and subsequently enter their password for.  While this is a fairly standard workflow, it can become difficult when many local users are bound to the system using JumpCloud for access.  In scenarios such as this, we generally suggest enabling username and password login which will require the user to input their credentials rather than select from a user list.


Resolution


Both Windows and Mac operating systems allow for configuration to disable avatar login, and enable username and password login.  You will need access to the direct systems, unless changes are made via command line which will allow for remote execution:

Mac OS X
  1. Press the  Apple Menu and choose System Preferences...
  2. Double-click Users & Groups
  3. As needed, click the padlock symbol at the bottom-left to allow for configuration changes
  4. Click Login Options at the bottom-left
  5. Select Name and password for Display login window as:
Via Command line as root:
$ /usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow SHOWFULLNAME -bool "TRUE"

Windows
  1. Press Windows Key + R and type secpol.msc and click OK or press Enter
  2. If UAC is enabled, then you'll get a UAC prompt on screen. Please specify credentials or permission to pass the UAC elevation
  3. Expand Local Policies and select Security Options
  4. Navigate and select Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in
  5. Double-click Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in and select Enabled
  6. Click Apply and click OK
Or via regedit, change the following DWORD value to 1:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\dontdisplaylastusername
 
 

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2018 09:52AM MDT

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