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Group Policy : Don't Display Last Sign-In

When a user logs off of a computer, by default Windows will display their name at the login screen as the last user to sign in.. Using group policy, we can have the computer display a blank login screen as if no one has logged in to the computer.

First logon to a domain controller or a computer with RSAT installed. Next, navigate to our Group Policy Management inside of Administrative Tools. Inside the policy, navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. Next, right click on the policy titled Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in.

 

Once inside Enable the policy. Select Apply and OK. Last apply the policy to the desired organizational unit.

Run gpupdate /force and log off or restart the computer. The next time the login page is presented, it will be blank. 

Troubleshooting

To apply the new setting to the computer, restart the machine or run gpupdate /force. To further verify that the policy is being applied, run gpresult /r