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Login Screen showing wrong user account for display names (Domain)

Question: Login Screen showing wrong user account for display names (Domain)

Hi,

When I log onto a windows 10 computer, log out, remote onto the computer with a different account and then log out, the login screen wont update the display name but it will update the user name.

I noticed this started with 1703 and have the same issue with 1709.

Any idea on how to get the Display name to update or to completely hide the remote users details and just show the original users login details?

This is an example of the login screen after doing the above process. Also seems to happen to some users that share a computer.

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I have a domain setup at home, and after joining a PC to the domain and migrating profiles to the domain profiles, the login screen account list only shows one user (the last to login) and Other User.

I have already used the method in this thread:
Help with multiple users login screen!

The PC now goes straight to the list of users, however only the last domain user is shown. If I log into another and then log out of that, the user list now shows the new user and Other User, but not the previous. It's rather annoying for my wife and I to constantly have to type our domain user name just to login. I searched and didn't see anything about this. Any ideas?

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Hello,

I have been having an issue with quite a few PC's that will show multiple of the same user accounts on the login screen for Windows 7 only. These laptops are joined to a domain and all belong to the Dell Latitude family. I have searched
the webs for information regarding this exact issue but most just point towards using Netplwiz to fix it, which is not the issue I'm trying to resolve.
 As my account is not verified I was unable to post the picture example.

I have a similar post on the Microsoft community as i believe that seeing the picture will make more sense then describing this. The Category is Windows > Windows 7 > Security, Privacy, & accounts > Accounts
Name of the Thread: Multiples of the Same User account is showing on login screen

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how can i enable displaying of computer user names on login? I changed all passwords of all users, including the administrative password, but the administrator is still the default user which logs in automatically.

Answer:display all user names on login

Go to control panel and then users. Above the users listed click on "Change the way users log on" and then uncheck the 2 boxes that appear. Then Apply.The when logging on the next time you will get a log on window where you can input the user name and password.

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SETUP
I have a small domain of computers and a couple user accounts.  Each of these user accounts areconfigured as autologin on many different computers (e.g. the account "user1" will autologin on five different computers).  The auto-login
is configured in the registry, the profile is on a network share, the profile is mandatory.  Generally, everything with this setup works fine.

PROBLEM
Occasionally, the computers will get a BSOD.  The particular driver/cause of the BSOD varies, but regardless of this, the behavior is always this: the computer blue-screens, then next time the computer powers on and it attempts to autologin to the previously
mentioned domain user account, Windows displays an error message saying:
"The User Profile Service service failed the log on. User profile cannot be loaded."
The only fix is to then log in as an administrator (either a local admin or domain admin) and close out a dialog box that pops up saying:
"Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
There are two options given, "Check for Solution" and "Cancel".  Clicking on either of these options (or just X'n out of the window completely) and rebooting the computer then lets the domain account autologin.

Possible Fix?

It seems as if the computer is forcing an administrator to acknowledge that there was a blue screen before it lets any non-admin account log on to the computer.
Is the... Read more

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Hi,
If Active directory user login in system, then for 4-5 minutes , black screen is showing,
I want to  resolve this issue with group policy in domain server for active directory users,
Could you suggest me, how to show my custom image in place of black screen after login.
Thanks

Deepak Sharma
 

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Today I was trying to log in to my computer after a restart. The computer booted and the screen with the Windows 7 Ultimate logo appeared. However, it does not have the username/password box, so I can't log in. The screen is also refreshing (turning black for a second and coming on again) but it is still blank. I tried booting in Safe Mode, but the same problem occurs. Any ideas?

I built the computer 3 years ago, and it hasn't had any problems. It has an AMD 4990 processor with an Asus motherboard (not sure what kind).

Answer:Account not showing up on login screen

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

Run Startup Repair make sure you run it atleast 4 to 5 times. Follow this Tutorial for more help on how to run it Startup Repair

- Captain

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On my computer I have two accounts, Admin and user. Recently, whenever I have started up my computer, all that shows on the login screen is admin. I have to restart it ~50 times to get it to show my personal user account. Any suggestions on how to fix this???

I run Windows 7 home edition.

Answer:Login Screen Only Showing One Account

Hello Sciaz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that the user account hasn't been disabled.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello...I apologize if this has been posted before...I don't exactly know what search terms to use to describe the problem to find an existing thread.

I am involved in prepping several Panasonic Toughpads for deployment in our environment w/ Windows 8.1 installed. While prepping, we are logging in with domain accounts that have some domain admin privileges for various setups on the local machine.

Upon completion of setup, logging in as the assigned domain user, which, on these systems, will be a local admin. However, after a few seconds, where the account name is displayed on the top right corner of the start menu, it shows the logged in domain username--as it should--then quickly changes to show the previously logged in domain admin user's name.

This is phenomenon is occurring for myself and two of my coworkers who are using isolated domain admin logins assigned to them.

Troubleshooting that has already happened: restarted the system, deleted the domain admin's user folder and assoicated registry key in the ProfileList to no avail. Logged in as yet a different user, and back to the assigned user's account but still showing my domain admin name in the account name. Is this getting circular yet?

Any thoughts?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Start Screen showing wrong account name

I could be off base here, but are you setting up an MS account for the domain user? That's the only way I can think that it would change the name.

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First time posting in this forum, please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered.
I have searched the net in vain for an answer, and I hope someone here can help.

I am running Windows 7 Ultra on several PC's in the house.
I also have a Windows 2003 Domain Controllers that these PCs belong to.
One of those PCs, is in my home office and is shared with 3 local users and one local administrator on that PC.
I need to find a solution where all of the local users and local administrator are displayed on the logon screen.

I read somewhere that if a PC belongs on a domain, the welcome screen is not shown, the login screen is shown instead.
Typically, without a domain, the welcome screen shows all the local users.
If a computer belongs to the domain, the logon screen can only show the last user or other user.
This PC is shared and I don't want to burden my wife and kids to type the DomainName\UserName or .\UserName when they try to login.
Most likely they would forget to do this and login to the domain (which I am trying to avoid).

I would really appreciate it if someone in this community would help me achieve this task.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Need to display local users in the login screen on a domain PC

Nothing huh???

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Hi all,

I have a very weird situation going on on my login screen: basically, the username appears twice and, if I click on the second 'username', I get a different login screen but it logs into the same account anyway?
I have taken a couple of screenshots, as they better describe my issue.

Can anyone shed some light here?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
-R

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taken out of Sleep mode and my Win7 Pro Welcome Screen has No User Account Showing and nothing else to click on either. i could force the pc to shut down and restart it, which would no doubt fix this "glitch", but this is my biz computer and i have many dozens of client files open and some may not be fully saved. so doing a force restart would cost me a couple hours of work.

this is on a Fujitsu Tablet PC, but that should have no bearing. it is a convertible with touch screen (slate mode) and keyboard...no optical drive.

any ideas??


thanx!! :cool
 

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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when my windows 7 32-bit laptop starts up and displays the login screen there is an account that it seems to want to default to called ./user

when the OS was loaded that was the original user account. since then that account has been deleted, however it is still showing up on the login screen. i believe at one point someone may have deleted this account from the user accounts on this laptop, as well as the folders associated with the profile.

does anyone know how to manage this annoying screen?

Answer:login screen phantom user account

Try this approach.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-accounts.html
let us know if we have solved your issue.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 running Windows XP. This weekend Avast warned me I had trojans so it wanted to run boot scan. I let it run and it said it found a few things which I told it to delete. After that my computer would boot up to user accounts and then when I put in my password it would say loading personal setting and then go to blue screen. I went into safe mode and ran spybot, adware, deleted cookies, temp files and ran anti-malware scan, disk check, defrag, disk cleanup. Still no luck. I have attached the logs below. I hope they are correct. I really need help. This is my work computer and I do the books for my company and can't do anything until this is fixed. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:30:24 AM, on 1/24/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jen' Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.live.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=15772&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Micro... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen after login to user account

Just hoping someone might have an idea about my problem before I just wipe out windows and reload. Thanks!
 

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I have added a new user account to my computer, but for some reason it is not appearing on the logon screen. Help?

Answer:New user account not appearing on login screen

Hi kbronski, does it appear when you 'switch user' in the start menu ?

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

OldGuy said:

I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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The other day, a freind of mine was on my computer checking his email, but he didnt check them all, so whenever I log on or off the login screen says I have 13 unread messages (on his hotmail account)
How can I get rid of that message? He likely wont be on this computer again, so I dont want that message staying there forever.

Answer:Windows user account login screen.

Download TweakUi from microsoft, there is a option to diasble this

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

Answer:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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Hi Everyone!

I noticed that I have an additional account shown at my login screen. It's not a user account I created, and it doesn't show up under Control Panel>User Accounts. The only thing that shows up in the User Accounts page is my user account (shown as admin), and a guest account (shown as off).

I'm wondering if I should be worried about this second user account shown at the login screen, or if there was a way to remove/hide this 2nd user account from showing up at the login screen? I'm not sure how it came/shown up in the first place. I'm hoping someone can explain this issue to me and/or help! Thanks!

Answer:2nd user account at login screen, Should I be worried?

Your forum system specs indicate that you use Avast for your antivirus app. However, did you ever use ESET? If so, then please see this post. If not, then use Windows (file) Explorer to see is there is a user folder (C;\Users\username) for this additional account. If there is a user profile folder for this additional account, then the date on that folder and its sub-folders might give you a clue about how long the user account has been active.

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I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Remove user account pic at login screen

Originally Posted by OldGuy


I thought I read somewhere how to do this but can't find it anymore.

Anyway, I want to remove the user account pic at the login screen. Not change it but remove it completely so all I have is a clean background (I've already removed the background picture and set it to a plain grey color).

Thanks for your help.



Create an avatar using the exact same color and set that as your user avatar.

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I have two user accounts on my PC - Staff and Administrator. I loaded Win7 a few days ago and created the Staff account. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC has Win7 Pro x86 and is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Hello JolietTech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

While logged in to your Administrator account, see if you may be able to enable the Staff account using one of the other options in the tutorial below.

User Account - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I'm running identical Vista Enterprise computers in a lab environment on a Windows Domain, and am having an issue with the user account picture.  Namely, on the user logon screen, just above the fields for the username and password, there's a giant empty frame where the user account picture should be.
 
I've already replaced the user.bmp and guest.bmp, so that our company logo will show up for users in the start menu after they've logged in, and will show up in the logon window for their user name if they've locked their session, but I'm unable to get the picture to show up on the original logon screen before the user logs in.
 
Some group policies we have include:




Interactive logon: Do not display last user name
  Enabled

Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL
  Enabled




Always use classic logon
   Enabled
 
So far I haven't found any good info that refers to this problem.  I've only seen two posts on these forums that come close to the problem I'm having, but neither touch on it directly and provide a solution.  They are:
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2233417&SiteID=17
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=964037&SiteID=17
 
Does anyone know if it's even possible to force a user account picture to be displayed on the Vista logon screen when on a domain?  Thanks in advance.
 
Trelf
 
 
 
 

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I have a problem, I get to the Windows login that says to sign in but on the right there is not a user name it is just blank. Can anyone tell me what to do. This does this in Safe mode as well. I click ctrl. alt. del and a user login box comes up but still will not take password. This is a Windows XP Home SP2. Very strange. Thanks....

Answer:Can't login Windows XP Home Login page missing user names

This happened to me one time, I think it's a corrupt profile. I really don't remember how I solved it.

Do you use XP's System Restore? That would be my first idea.

Best suggestion that I can think of is to run chkdsk /r or the equivalent and see if that helps.

Louis

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My personal account picture shows up when I sign in/out but not at windows startup welcome screen.
FYI, I'm using netplwiz to enable auto-log in. I don't want to reset my Windows 10.

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I have two user accounts on my Win7 Pro PC - Staff and Administrator. Earlier today, I changed the Staff account from an Administrator to a Standard account. I was logged on as Staff when I did it. I then logged off and back on and when I did, only the Administrator account was on the login screen.

The Staff account still exists under Local Users and Groups. I disabled it, restarted and then reenabled it but no change. I don't think that it had a password when I deleted it - I don't add the password until I am done with the machine to make it easier - so many reboots.

The PC is on a workgroup. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Unable to See User Account on Login Screen

Does pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Del] make it show up?

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hello guys i am the only user on my laptop i want the small pics to be liketo
+ also remove the blurry effect on the image on startmenu + also making it large ???????

Answer:increase the size of user account pic on login screen

I don't believe there is a supported way of doing this.

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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When starting my PC the user account name from a deleted user account appears as the default login account.

This user account does not appear when looking at the manage user account screens as it was deleted by the account holder (the former owner of the PC).

How do I stop this deleted user account name appearing at login?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Jim

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Latest build new install on HP laptop. So far, my impression has been very positive. One small issue: On my login screen when booting, it defaults to "Other User". I have to switch it to my account and login. I have checked user accounts and cannot find the other account.
Is there a way to fix this issue?
Any help in resolving this annoyance will be greatly appreciated!
Bobby

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To start off with, first of all I've got 3 computers: my Windows 10 laptop [which is relatively new], a W10 upgraded desktop, and an aging, slow Windows 7 laptop - which my parents are using.

To help my parents out I recently tried to create a new user account on my Windows 10 laptop. It 'takes longer than expected' to do it, but it's done and everything seems fine. All I do is install Firefox on it, and that's about it.

But when I turn it on again a login to my parents user accout, the screen's blank, and I can ctr+alt+del to get the Task Manager up, but that's it. Creating an explorer.exe doesn't work, and restarting the current explorer.exe does nothing.

I've tried Googling around for answers, but a lot of them doesn't seem to apply to my situation exactly.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I am attempting to get my built in Administrator user account to show up on the login screen.

When I look at the properties, I do not see anywhere where I can assign a password to it. Nor, am I able to activate it to appear on the login screen. (Perhaps there is a different way altogether to login to it?)

The user account that I am using has administrator priviledges and shows up in the Administrators group along with Administrator. So, I think it should be the same thing as using the actual Administrator account.

However, when I try to grant permissions for users on another computer on the LAN, the Local Area Connection Properties box does not open up the "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

And that is where I am stuck. I have no idea as to how to get into item and am wondering if I need to login to the Actual Administrator user account.

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Make user account Administrator appear on login screen

You can add Administrator to the Welcome screen using regedit. You would open regedit then navigate to this registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>WindowsNT>Current Version>Winlogon>>Special Accounts>User Lists.

Create a new DWORD value and name it “Administrator“ (without the quotes). Then modify the DWORD value making it '''1".

Administrator will show on the Welcome screen after a reboot.
 

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The question is straight forward. I have one user account and one administrator account. Only the administrator account shows up on my login screen. I have my user account set up to automatically log in when my PC start's so it's not that big of a deal at the moment. I have windows XP home installed but I modified the registry so it thinks it's XP pro so I could run terminal services on it. When I connect to my PC with my iPod using RDP my user account is automatically logged out and there in lies the problem, I can't log back in without rebooting.

Is there any way to get my account to show back up in the login screen?

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Hi

My client has got three user accounts on her machine. Admin account, her normal account and another account.

When trying to log on using her regular account, on the screen where it shows the thumbnails and where you have the option to view the password hint, it changes back automatically to the normal standard login window with the Username as Aministrator listed in the field.

My client is running Windows XP with SP2 at least.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:XP changes to Admin account login screen when trying to log on as normal user

Install SP3 if it isn't already installed.
SP3 contains many fixes & patches which aren't available on their own.

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Hey All,

Small question about the login screen. I have several user accounts setup on my Windows 8 PC and I would like to change the order in which they are displayed on screen. Does anyone know if this is possible or are they just listed in the order they are created in?

Thanks,

Ben.

Answer:Account display order on login screen

Hello Ben, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The accounts on the sign in screen are listed in alphabetical order of the user account's display name from left to right.

User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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Hi all,

I had to repair Windows XP Home from original disk because of a system 32 error.

Now when I start Windows on the welcome page it says "To begin, click your user name" but the right part of the screen where the users normally are is completely blank. There are no users to choose from.

I can run Safe Mode, so I have tried the following

1. In safe mode went to Control Panel>Users> and added a new user and checked the Administrator password was still the same (yes). This made no difference and blue logon screen still asked me to choose a user but had no users showing.

2. In safe mode Start>Run "Control Userpasswords2" and unchecked "Users must use a password on this computer". This has now created the error when I boot "Unable to log you on because of an account restriction". Then goes back to blue "To begin, click your user name" but no users.

3. Tried repairing Win XP AGAIN, but no difference.

Has anyone seen this problem before? I would so appreciate any input.
Thanks,
MJ
 

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My pc sits where I walk by it everyday. My screen saver is a digital clock.
I walk by it today and it is sitting at the login screen with a new user Icon.
The icon is listed as "David" as the user. I don't know any David's nor have
ever had a David as a user on this pc. There is no David when I navigate to
C:/Windows/Users. Nor is there a user David in user profiles. I looked at the
System Security Log and have alot of Event ID #4625. I don't know if this mean
anything or not. What should I be looking for. Have I been Hacked?

Any Help Would be Appreciated

Answer:Mysterious User Account Icon on Login Screen - Have I been Hacked?

There would only be a folder structure for the account if there's been a log in. Right-click on Computer and select Manage, then select Local Users.... See if there's a David there, double-click on it and see what User Groups he's a member of. Especially if he's an admin it should be deleted asap.

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Hello,
Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
Currently deleting the UserChoice key for all a... Read more

Answer:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/19449-default-file-type-associations-restore.html
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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When you enter the login screen, one of the user account options is pre-highlighted so that if you simply press "enter" instead of selecting one with the mouse or arrow keys, it'll attempt to log you into that account. I've the need recently to create a standard user account, which for some incredibly frustrating reason is always pre-selected instead of my administrator account (the one I use). I have no idea how to change this so that the administrator account is the one pre-selected.

Yea this is a stupid thing to complain about. But I've gotten used to logging in one way, and it's super annoying every time I forget and try the old way. Especially if I'm not in the best state of mind lol.

Oh, and for some reason creating a Guest account doesn't do this. Admin keeps priority. But Standard users are evidently more important than the admin >.>

Answer:Changing the automatically selected user account on login screen - Windows 7

Does my description of the problem not make sense, or is there just not a solution?

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

Thanks!

-Nick

Answer:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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Hi,

We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?

Thanks
Padmaja

Answer:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I'm on HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Win8.1. My login screen shows only one user account. I have to click on arrow to switch to other existing user accounts. Is there a way to display all user accounts at login screen? Thanks.

Answer:Can I make all user accounts display at login screen?

See if this helps you. Good luck.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

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Hi guys.

Windows 8 screwed up my old user account so I had to transfer to a new one. Unfortunately that new one was named after my email address for some reason as I logged on as a microsoft account rather than a local one. Hence in my computer its called users/email_000

This is very annoying.

I've read tutorials on this from other versions of windows ie. here : User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name - Windows 7 Forums

However it doesn't work for Windows 8. When I try one of the earliest steps (renaming the user folder itself) I cant do it as its 'open in another program' even though that User is not logged on.

Any workarounds? Ive created another admin local user, to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:CHANGING User Account Folder names as well as User Name

Hello Chookyman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The best method to do this is to create a new user account with the name you want, make it an administrator account type or leave as a standard user, sign out, sign in to the new account, then delete the old account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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CANT FIND THE DEL BUTTON,,, 
 
NOT RIGHT PLACE FOR MY WRIGTING,,,:-)

Answer:1 account, 2 user names, but only 1 user = Big Registry Problem

What is exactly the meaning of this topic? Is it a queestion or a discussion?

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PC was on Windows home version. It was upgraded to Windows Pro but it made us install the anniversity update before we could upgrade.

Joined the computer to the domain with no issue. After reboot we could not log in with the domain user account. Tried other domain accounts too, even domain admin account. It say username or password is incorrect but that is not true.

Tried to unjoin and rejoin to the domain no luck.

Confirmed dns settings on the PC. Using wired connection. Not going through a VPN connection or anything like that.

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

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Hello,

My laptop is joined to a domain. In addition I created a number of local user accounts. I would like that all local accounts always appear every time I start the computer. Now only the last account logged in shows up, together with the 'Other' option.

Kind regards,
Mike

Answer:How to display multiple local user accounts at login screen?

Hi, mikemet, and welcome to the Windows 10 Forums.

Which version of Windows 10 ae you running on your machine? I am on Insider Preview build 14965 and there is a Group Policy item that is made exactly for that, but it may be build specific or may have appeared since the Anniversary Update, I cannot be sure as I never went looking for this particular setting until you posted your question.

See if your Group Policy has the following:

Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers (Computer Configuration --> Administrative templates --> System --> Logon)

If so, try enabling that and seeing if it works, and (moreimportantly) if it sticks after the first non-domain login on the laptop.

EDIT: Added the following

OK, looking up that GP entry, I see that according to Enumerate local users on domain-joined computers | Windows security encyclopedia that it has been around since Windows 8, so you should have it on your machine, assuming you're not running Windows 10 Home joined to a domain.

HTH

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Some of the salesmen are using company computer(s) at my dad's small business to view porn. Now I wish I would of gotten SBS premium to have ISA, but I don't. So we are considering setting up a proxy server on one of the old retired machines that isn't doing anything.
However, all of the salesmen use the same machine, so I need whatever software I end up using to log the username on the machine as well, if possible. I will probably set it up for filtering later, but at first I just want it to passively log traffic, so that I can find out who or whom is inappropriately using the company computer assets.
I looked at some of the more commonly referenced linux firewall/proxy packages, but I was unable to tell specifically if they'd be able to log domain names. Anyone have a recommendation?
 

Answer:Proxy server that logs domain user names

I have a squid proxy on a linux machine that requires login. In this way it reports who it was that logged in viewing the sites.

I don't have any filtering on it though.
 

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

Answer:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
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Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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Laptops on Windows 10 Pro seems to show this useless "Other User" option which is defaulted. This requires people to click "Local or domain account password" in the lower left in order to be presented with fields for their username and password. Is there a way to eliminate "Other User" or at least have the system present username and password fields under this option? My desktop on Windows 10 Pro seems to show username and password fields under the "Other User" text, much like it does in this how to: Sign in Screen - Do Not Display User Name in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums Not sure what makes a laptop different or how I can make the behavior match.

The only special options we have configured via Group Policies are these:
Default Domain GPO elements regarding login:
Computer > Windows > Security > Security Options > Local Policies
Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name - Enabled
Interactive Logon: Message text for users attempting to log on - Defined with our AUP/Disclaimer
Interactive Logon: Message title for users attempting to log on - Defined with our company name.
Computer > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
Assign a default domain for logon - Enabled and defined with our domain name
Always wait for the network and computer startup and logon - Enabled
Hide entry points for Fast User Switching - Enabled (via local policy because I am testing if this makes a difference or not).
I noticed I ... Read more

Answer:What is the purpose of "Other User" on the login screen (Domain Env)

This is not exclusively a Windows 10 issue. It used to happen in earlier versions as well.
Check here: Group Policy \Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Exclude credential providers
Disable the MS account credential provider (you need to check which entry it is).

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I know you can lock down an AD account to log into a specific machine but can you lock down a machine to only accept certain user logins? We have some mission critical machines that only have the specific rights with certain ID's but the users keep insiting on logging onto them as their own ID thus making the app not work properly and the machine go whacky. I want to set it up to deny logins other than using the specified ID's they have been given already (and not their own user accounts).

Is there any way to do this other than limiting EVERY user account (since I only need this limit on like 2 PC's per site I have).

Thanks for any help. (yes I know about runas types of solutions I really would like to keep these PC's as clean as we can and not have other user profiles on them at all).

TIA.
 

Answer:Lockdown user login on a domain machine to a specific user.

So I would assume these computers are attached to the domain, so their domain logins allow them to login to the computer.

Couldn't you use a combination of the local policies
Deny logon locally
Logon Locally

Both of them allow you to add a user or group to those local policy. I would think that if you deny the everyone group in the domain then set the users who are allowed to login in the other policy, that might work. I am not sure though. I would have to test it.
 

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Question: User Account Names

I've changed the user account name under administrative tools...but when I create a document and save to my desktop...properties still show the location as documents and settings\OLD NAME\desktop

seems the desktop is still being called the old name.....hope I'm making sense...thanks...
 

Answer:User Account Names

May be Ur Profile is Corrupted..That a problem.. Even U change from Administrative tools still shows Old name..Check with C:\Document and setting\Ur Profile Name ,,,It also Still in Old name... Sometime it would be possible
 

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In my Windows XP (Service Pack 3), the "Task Manager" is showing "blanks" to the User Names, except this one: "System Idle Process" with Username "SYSTEM".  I just need to see User Names for all processes.  Why?  How can i solve it?

Answer:Task Manager Is NOT SHOWING Any USER NAMES

Go to your Services.msc .

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Can I remove the Admin (not being used) and Guest (not being used). The reason being is that the end user is constantly confused when the system is turned on to which account they are in.

Is it possible to delete these two accounts? When I go into USERS I can't delete anything or even disable the accounts. Can I just remove the whole log in process and just have the computer go into the correct account??
 

Answer:Win 2000 Login Password and User Names

DO NOT delete the Administrator account. It needs to be there for many reasons. It's a system account.

You can enable autologon by following the directions in this article.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310584
 

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Greetings to the forum.

I wonder whether this should come as a doubt at all, nonetheless, here goes:

Are there any restrictions concerning the name one can give to an user account in Windows 7? Namely, I wished to know whether one can give the name "Admin" to an account to set with administrator privileges, or is such a name restricted to be used due to any eventual conflicts/confusion it may lead to in the Windows Registry? Windows 7 here is Home Premium.

Thank you in advance for the follow up enlightenment.

Answer:Restrictions to user account names?

You can use any name you want. I in fact, did the same thing you are talking about.

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I am setting up a new PC. Win 10 seems to force you to use a Microsoft email account/address as the basis for setting it up. It then uses 5 letters from the email name as your user account name. You can then convert the user account to a "local" account, not tied in to the Microsoft email address.
I converted my user account to "local". I could then change the user account name, and changed it to a name I preferred. A mistake! The logon screen shows the new account name but file explorer almost never shows the new account name. (Saw it once; couldn't use it.) It just shows the name taken from the email address.
I want to set up a Home Group network and want to get that done right.
How can I correct the name conflict so that the network sets up properly?

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I am setting up a new PC. Win 10 seems to force you to use a Microsoft email account/address as the basis for setting it up. It then uses 5 letters from the email name as your user account name. You can then convert the user account to a "local" account, not tied in to the Microsoft email address.
I converted my user account to "local". I could then change the user account name, and changed it to a name I preferred. A mistake! The logon screen shows the new account name but file explorer almost never shows the new account name. (Saw it once; couldn't use it.) It just shows the name taken from the email address.
I want to set up a Home Group network and want to get that done right.
How can I correct the name conflict so that the network sets up properly?

Answer:System using two different names for same user account

You are mistaken, when you install Windows 10 you are not forced to use a Microsoft account to login with. You just have to read the screens carefully and click on the links that take you past all the MS account login stuff until you get to the screen that lets you put in a local account user name.

The switch between the local account and MS account does not change the base user account on the computer. It only changes the way the user logs into that base user account. When you create a local account from the beginning, the account name on the computer gets the user name that you type in. When you create an account as a Microsoft Account login from the beginning, the user account gets the name of the first few letters of the Microsoft Account email address. When you change that user account between MS login and local login, the base name of the physical account on the computer does not change.

So now what you want to do is switch your current account to a local account with a login name of something like Temp. Create a new local user account with the name you want. Mine is John because I want it to be my first name. Make sure to change the new account to an administrator. Log in to the new local account, move any documents/data over from the old account you want to keep. Then delete the old account. Now you can change your new account to the same MS Account login - but the base username of the physical account on the computer will remain the name that you wan... Read more

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I am setting up a new PC. Win 10 seems to force you to use a Microsoft email account/address as the basis for setting it up. It then uses 5 letters from the email name as your user account name. You can then convert the user account to a "local" account, not tied in to the Microsoft email address.
I converted my user account to "local". I could then change the user account name, and changed it to a name I preferred. A mistake! The logon screen shows the new account name but file explorer almost never shows the new account name. (Saw it once; couldn't use it.) It just shows the name taken from the email address.
I want to set up a Home Group network and want to get that done right.
How can I correct the name conflict so that the network sets up properly?

Answer:System using two different names for same user account

You are mistaken, when you install Windows 10 you are not forced to use a Microsoft account to login with. You just have to read the screens carefully and click on the links that take you past all the MS account login stuff until you get to the screen that lets you put in a local account user name.

The switch between the local account and MS account does not change the base user account on the computer. It only changes the way the user logs into that base user account. When you create a local account from the beginning, the account name on the computer gets the user name that you type in. When you create an account as a Microsoft Account login from the beginning, the user account gets the name of the first few letters of the Microsoft Account email address. When you change that user account between MS login and local login, the base name of the physical account on the computer does not change.

So now what you want to do is switch your current account to a local account with a login name of something like Temp. Create a new local user account with the name you want. Mine is John because I want it to be my first name. Make sure to change the new account to an administrator. Log in to the new local account, move any documents/data over from the old account you want to keep. Then delete the old account. Now you can change your new account to the same MS Account login - but the base username of the physical account on the computer will remain the name that you wan... Read more

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Have just upgraded my Surface Pro 2 with Win 10 Pro from Win 8.1. Tablet is a domain machine and the upgrade all went fine. The tablet was originally bought using my MS account and in the registry it has entries saying my MS account name (ie: my email address) is the registered owner. When I try to setup Cortana, it asks me to sign into my MS account but when I do this I always get a window saying that my MS account 'is here already' with a blank field beneath! I then decided to go to my account settings where it is possible to add 'other accounts you use' (being a domain computer) and when I try to sign in to the account there I also get the same message. It's as if it is in someway an existing account on the machine and therefore cannot create the required data for the account because it already exists. I did originally have an MS account profile on the machine but that has since been deleted. If this were the issue then I believe it would say account already exists.
I have a second (virtualised) machine that was installed from scratch and I was able to properly create this additional account and Cortana works fine. I assume there is no problem having 2 machines logged into an MS account at once. I shutdown this machine as a test and it made no difference anyway.
I know this may be slightly unusual being a domain account but does anyone know what it may be complaining about when it says 'here already'?
Thanks

Answer:Adding MS Account to domain user says account '... is here already'

TheOldTannery said:

Have just upgraded my Surface Pro 2 with Win 10 Pro from Win 8.1. Tablet is a domain machine and the upgrade all went fine. The tablet was originally bought using my MS account and in the registry it has entries saying my MS account name (ie: my email address) is the registered owner. When I try to setup Cortana, it asks me to sign into my MS account but when I do this I always get a window saying that my MS account 'is here already' with a blank field beneath! I then decided to go to my account settings where it is possible to add 'other accounts you use' (being a domain computer) and when I try to sign in to the account there I also get the same message. It's as if it is in someway an existing account on the machine and therefore cannot create the required data for the account because it already exists. I did originally have an MS account profile on the machine but that has since been deleted. If this were the issue then I believe it would say account already exists.
I have a second (virtualised) machine that was installed from scratch and I was able to properly create this additional account and Cortana works fine. I assume there is no problem having 2 machines logged into an MS account at once. I shutdown this machine as a test and it made no difference anyway.
I know this may be slightly unusual being a domain account but does anyone know what it may be complaining about when it says 'here already'?
Thanks




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I just set up a new laptop with Windows 10 and an activated subscription to Office 365 Home with two users and was about to also install Office 365 on a desktop with Windows 8.1 that belongs to the same family, and now they told me that they want to have three of the user names changed - two on the laptop and one on the desktop.

I know that it is in theory quite easy to change user names but I also read that this in praxis sometimes brings problems with it. And I don't know whether changing the user names would also change the user folders or whether the folder names would remain unchanged (which would be not good).

Can somebody tell me more about it, please? Is it possibly better to create new users, move the data over, and then delete the old users? Would deleting two users on the laptop and then creating two new users and then connecting these new users to Office 365 (and OneDrive) mean that I have used two of the five user accounts for OneDrive with 1 TB storage, or would I then have used up four such users?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers

Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.

The simplest way to do what you want to do is to sign in to a PC with your own admin account, remove all wrongly named accounts and create new accounts named as the users want to.

Kari

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I just set up a new laptop with Windows 10 and an activated subscription to Office 365 Home with two users and was about to also install Office 365 on a desktop with Windows 8.1 that belongs to the same family, and now they told me that they want to have three of the user names changed - two on the laptop and one on the desktop.

I know that it is in theory quite easy to change user names but I also read that this in praxis sometimes brings problems with it. And I don't know whether changing the user names would also change the user folders or whether the folder names would remain unchanged (which would be not good).

Can somebody tell me more about it, please? Is it possibly better to create new users, move the data over, and then delete the old users? Would deleting two users on the laptop and then creating two new users and then connecting these new users to Office 365 (and OneDrive) mean that I have used two of the five user accounts for OneDrive with 1 TB storage, or would I then have used up four such users?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Best way to change 4 user account names on 2 computers

Name of the user profile and the profile folder always remains the original one. If a user was created as LarryLaffer, that will be the name of the user profile even after you change the username to JohnDoe. In other words, in the future this user would sign in to Windows with username JohnDoe and have his user data stored in profile folder C:\Users\LarryLaffer.

The simplest way to do what you want to do is to sign in to a PC with your own admin account, remove all wrongly named accounts and create new accounts named as the users want to.

Kari

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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AD Domain: Windows 2012 R2

User A logs into his workstation, opens up one of the shared folder on the network. But if I go into Shared Folder console, it's listed as another account instead of User A. No other users are experiencing the problem.

I check the SID and GUID properties and everything looks good.

Aside from deleting the user account and recreating it or running sfc /scannow, is there anything else I should look for?
 

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When i turn on my computer, in the step when windows ask you for choose one User to login... the option "Other User" to introduce my domain user account and pass is not showing.

Also, the witch option is not showing after log in with another account, i have to use the sig out option, this is not a big problem, in fact i dont care, i just mention this because maybe have relation with the first problem.
I need the option Other User... Anyone knows how to fix this?
Windows 8.1
Im connected to the network and the domain is showing up

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Hello everyone. I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with XP Home. When PC boots up, it gets as far as the Windows XP startup screen with the line top and bottom and thats it! no login names are displayed or anything. Mouse moves and KB is not locked. ctrl-alt-del does not display the login page either. I tried in safe mode with same results. Any ideas?
 

Answer:XP Home edition does not display login names.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hello,

I have an Azure joined laptop with my domain account. Also I have a local account on the laptop as well.

When I start the device, it logs into the local account first (no password on the local account so signs straight in). To get onto my domain account, I have to sign out of the local account, then go to Other User and sign into my domain account. Is there a way to have my domain account as 'default' and not log straight into my local account on startup?

Many thanks!
Jon

Answer:Domain and Local account login

If the domain profile isn't cached and you do that you won't be able login

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I inherited a Dell XP420 Computer with Vista Operating System from my stepson Pat who could never figure out the machine.

I seem to have many problems with Vista revolving around User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control and directory structure. etc.

I?ve been working around UAC problems, but there has to be a way out of this. My most recent issue:

IE has problems fully loading web pages. With IE, like several programs that I run with this computer I get messages that say I have corrupt files. I get object error warnings Chkdsk does not fix problems.

While shopping for a new car battery, with many pages open, the computer completely hung up last night. I had to kill power and reboot.

IE7 did not work, I Unloaded and IE7 would not work also. Google Chrome is fine, I have internet access. I reset all defaults.

After hours of messing around, I discovered the way to start IE is ?Run as Administrator?
Then like so many other programs I run, I get the screen Windows screen
? A Program needs your permission to continue.?

When I dumped my old files on this XP420 computer from my old computer, They resided in User ?Mike_W_old.? I had no permissions with this user, so I moved all the files to ?Pat? I renamed user/administrator Pat to Mike _W under the desktop, but the user pat did not update under the OS C:\ drive \ Users\ Pat and there is no option to rename here.

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Answer:User Account Control, Privileges, Permissions, Ownership, user names, file control an

Hello, did you use the Easy Transfer method ? Transfer files and settings from another computer

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In my organization we have migrated our windows 7 machines to Active Directory domain.

Ideally we should login to Windows 7 Machine with Domain\username

But at present We are able to login to Windows 7 machine by providing any domain name i.e. abc\username or xyz\username with valid username and password.

Is there any solution which allows user only to login by providing valid domain name. If user enters abc or xyz as domain name, error message should be displayed.

Thanks,
Ashish

Answer:Login with Domain User name

Welcome to Seven Forums,

See if this Articles helps by forcing a User to logon do a specific domain.

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Hi,

I've just upgraded to 8.1.

I was always able to login as a different user and use my work network user credentials i.e. workgroup\username. On this version I can do this. I can only add users once logged in and switch between them on the login screen.

This version doesn't show the 'login with different user' link. I've looked around the settings, but haven't had any luck with getting it to appear on the login screen.

Any advise on this would be very welcome.

Cheers.

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Hello everyone. I look forward to learning more about Windows 10 and my computer. I was looking at the event log under security and I noticed I have multiple Account Names and Logon Id - see below

Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: HENDERSON$
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3E7

AND

Subject:
Security ID: HENDERSON\Rob
Account Name: Rob
Account Domain: HENDERSON
Logon ID: 0x66EA9E

Does this mean someone else is also logged onto my computer somehow?

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Hello everyone. I look forward to learning more about Windows 10 and my computer. I was looking at the event log under security and I noticed I have multiple Account Names and Logon Id - see below

Security ID: SYSTEM
Account Name: HENDERSON$
Account Domain: WORKGROUP
Logon ID: 0x3E7

AND

Subject:
Security ID: HENDERSON\Rob
Account Name: Rob
Account Domain: HENDERSON
Logon ID: 0x66EA9E

Does this mean someone else is also logged onto my computer somehow?

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After a clean install of Windows 7 and installing both current NVidia (GeForce 7800GS AGP) drivers and monitor driver (ACER W223X) I was able to get Windows & to run in my monitor's native resolution (1680x1050) but no matter what resolution I run in I get some weird effects. When in the 'Login Screen' I get short black lines scattered about the screen and the controls are all corrupted. Once logged in and on the desktop the graphics are all good with no issues at all. That is until I try to do something that requires Windows to toss me the "User Account Control" dialog.
The dialog is corrupted (see attached) except for the "No" button which is obviously the default and therefore has focus. As I move the mouse over the "Yes" button it gains focus and it becomes clear and visible. The background, although dimmed, displays just fine. If I drag the dialog around the screen, the "No" button leaves copies of itself like mousetracks. When I click yes or no and the dialog closes, the display goes back to normal. This occured both during Windows installation and after it was completed. I just assumed that once the updated drivers were installed it would go away. NOT!
I am guessing Windows is changing the display resolution when dimming the screen or in the login screen. ?? I have exhausted myself trying Vista drivers, XP drivers, Windows default drivers... I have tried about 10 different versions and still no change. Suggestions. Is this an... Read more

Answer:Login screen and "User Account Control" Dialog Corrupted

Video card memory gone bad maybe? Overlap conflict between video and system memory. Possibly need a updated video driver?

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Hi,

I have a problem with a laptop running vista ultimate. At home it is a member of a workgroup. I foolishly asked the techs at work (a school in the UK) to set it up so that I would be ale to log onto the work domain. This was done so that now I have a second account on the computer which is my school account. My problem is that since this was done, I can no longer get windows updates which now seem to be under the control of a group policy. This is true even when I'm logged on to my workgroup account at home.

I wish I had not done this. As soon as you give someone else power over your computer your whole life falls apart!

I'd like to completely remove the domain account. But of course, I did not take a backup before installing it so there's no easy route back.

How do I remove all traces of this domain from my computer?

Thanks
 

Answer:removing all traces of a domain login account

The presence of the account is preventing you from downloading updates as this doesn't work when logged in locally. What happened was that they applied what's called a policy to the computer when it was joined to the domain and the account logged in. It's impossible to remove all traces of this policy manually because you really have no idea what settings they changed.

If you don't need the computer to be on the domain, it should be reinstalled. If not, you'll be dealing with quirky problems the entire life of the computer. And any time you log into the domain, if you do again, all the policy settings will be reapplied.
 

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hi, is there a way to have to different screen resoultion on 2 user names. for example can i have 800 x 600 on 1 user name and 1024 x 768 on another user name.Thanks

Answer:two different display resolutions on 2 user names?

I have never tried and have only one account.Have you tried to set on the two accounts?right click on desktop/properties/settingsSomeone may know^bunp^

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Win 10 Pro 1607, single user desktop PC. Yesterday, I changed the password on my Windows account. After that, when I booted, Windows prompted me for a password. The thing is, though, that it showed two accounts, let's call them Sam and Sam Jones. Sam Jones is the Administrator account and the one I was using and shows in User Accounts; Sam is an extra one I created awhile back to troubleshoot some operating problems. I would like to delete the Sam account, but I can't find it anywhere except on the startup screen and under netplwiz (and that takes a little trickery). It doesn't show under User Accounts or after switching users or logging off. For the moment, I've bypassed the password login on both. My question is, how do I find and get rid of the Sam account? Thanks,

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Win 10 Pro 1607, single user desktop PC. Yesterday, I changed the password on my Windows account. After that, when I booted, Windows prompted me for a password. The thing is, though, that it showed two accounts, let's call them Sam and Sam Jones. Sam Jones is the Administrator account and the one I was using and shows in User Accounts; Sam is an extra one I created awhile back to troubleshoot some operating problems. I would like to delete the Sam account, but I can't find it anywhere except on the startup screen and under netplwiz (and that takes a little trickery). It doesn't show under User Accounts or after switching users or logging off. For the moment, I've bypassed the password login on both. My question is, how do I find and get rid of the Sam account? Thanks,

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Hello,
I'm not sure where to start with this one. I have a web server with two nics installed. One nic goes out to the internet the other nic is connected to my internal network. I didn't want to install FTP on the web server. So what I would like to do is share the folder to the local web admin can update the website. But how can I put some security on that shared folder? I was hoping to just add that user account permissions to that folder but it's not in the same domain. Would it be bad to put the web server on my internal domain? Any help or thoughts on this would be great.

Thanks,
Tony
 

Answer:Add a user account from another domain ?

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Hi everyone, I need a code which i can keep in start, so that whenver i login by my account the code shoul run... working of this code--> It should make the attendance i.e it should update in the excel sheet....Code run---> Morning shift Mid shift Night shift aaa 1 bbb 1 ccc 1So here the excel sheet will be the output file on which it sohuld be updated.... aaa, bbb and ccc are the name of the employees.. so when they login by their personal account it shoul autpmatically update in that sheet respectively...It ll be very helpfull and appreciated for the code.Thank you,Jk

Answer:account login in domain shoul make attendance

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Hi all,

I'm experiencing an issue with a work station that I cant seem to find a work around for. Typically in a domain environment you would have a log in screen with the user's full name (John A. Doe) with their username below it in smaller font (local\jdoe) as I'm sure most of us are familiar with.

I recently removed a machine from our domain, but on reboot I'm not able to login with any local accounts. Looks like something funky as I'm only seeing the full name of the last user (John A. Doe) and no arrow to allow for the "Other Users" option.

I've tried using the password for the last user that signed on but no luck there. Can anyone point me in the direction as to how to get over this hump.

Thanks

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Hi! All! I have a problem which is so strange. I have one domain user which is roaming profile, but when he log in to computer, it always show temporary profile, I try to check his profile in regedit,but I don't see any *.bak file. I ask him to change to other pc, but the result still the same. Later, I try to remove his account from roaming to regular account, the still temporary profile. What can I do to solve this problem?Note:- he try to log in to OS such as Windows 7,XP, but the still the same.- The PC that u log in has a large space to log in.

Answer:user domain login always temporary profile

I've seen this before when a profile's registry hive was corrupted. If you're sure the PC(s) the user is logging in to is fine and the involved ACLs are fine, delete/rename the profile off the store and have the user log in again. When they confirm they're no longer getting a temporary profile, restore their profile to a point before this started happening. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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hi,
I am not able to login as a domain user . it will show error message "could not able to start user profile service". please help me on this.
regards
Shivakumar
 

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I had a server running Server 2008 as a domain, and that's what my PC connects to. I'd like to reformat that server and install WHS, and not have it running as a domain. If I go to My Computer properties, and just remove it from the domain, and add it to the default workgroup, will I still be able to log in to this account? I think there are some programs that are only installed with this account, and just all of my settings and preferences are there.

Best route for this?
 

Answer:Domain & User Account Question

Once you remove the computer from the domain, there's no way to log in as a domain user anymore. I don't know how well it would work to make a local account and copy your domain user account to it, to be honest. Typically, I've found that a program is available for all users, they just need shortcuts created on the start menu for them. So, it shouldn't be a big deal. You could test it out very easily by making a local account now, and logging into it.
 

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Hey guys,I'm running into a domain accoutn problem and need some educated opinions. The company has its own private network. No VLANS, all physical connections(T1,T3, Microwave, etc.)There is one main office and many spread out offices across the state. The main office has the domain server. Every employee has a domain account/roamingprofile. Any employee can log into any PC on the network and their roaming profile will be copied to that PC.My problem:My techs & I (workstation admins) deliver PCs to users at remote locations. After the PCs are setup and on the network the users login and their profile is downloaded to that PC. With alot of these sites being 50+miles away the first login usually takes an hour where my techs or myself will sit there and wait until the user has successfully logged in and we see a desktop and test if everything is working correctly.To get around this, we previously would call the users, get their user names and passwords, and log them in here at our main office and let the profile download as our connection at the main office is lightning compared to the remote offices.Recently, security has asked us to discontinue this practice as It could cause some problems in the future(which I completely understand). My questions:Is there a command or way to manually add a domain user account and profile to a PC without having to log them in using their user name and password? I have tried to simple copy their profile over "C:\documents&settings\"USERPROFIL... Read more

Answer:Manually user domain account to PC

I would setup a Domain Controller at each site with replication. This way they login locally and if the connection was to go down they can still login.

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Here are the specs:
W7 Pro 32K PC
Domain-Joined

Here is the problem:
I had to delete a User Account, so I did so by first removing the account/profile and then deleting the user's folder.

After a Restart, I logged back in as the Admin, re-added that user's profile, did a Switch User and logged in as the user. Upon "preparing your desktop for first time use", I recieved an error message in the lower righthand side of the screen that said "You've been logged on with a temporary profile. Any files and folders will not be saved".

I logged off the user account, logged back in as the user and the same error message came up. I also tried another Restart but each time I attempt to login as that user, I get the error message. Additionally, the user's folder is not listed as an account on the PC; it is showing as "TEMP".

Is there any chance that this proble could reside on the server as opposed to the local PC? I am currently in the process of doing a clean install, but have never run into this problem before and thought to ask everyone here.

Thanks.....

Answer:Possible corrupt user account on W7 Pro 32k domain PC

Goto HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Currentversion\Profilelist

Can you post a screenshot of the SIDs shown there...

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Hi, we upgraded from sbs2003 server to sbs2008 server. We removed the pc from the old domain and then added it to the new domain. Something went wrong after we joined the new domain it doesn't see the new domain for login and the local Administrator account has been disabled. The only account available is the guest account. Is there a way to enable the local administrator account again?

Answer:Can't login to local admin account after joining sbs2008 domain

You can try this but without any slides or full explanation.. I don't know....

If you can go into a user account with administration rights than you can go into command prompt and type:

Note: elevate the dos command to admin

net user administrator /active:yes

If you cannot log into an admin account: than you have to boot into dos from a bootable CD

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Here are the steps I took. Please tell me if I should have done differently.

1. On the server end add the user and computer to the domain in advance.

2. Fresh install windows 10 and make the first username Admin.

3. Once at desktop rename PC to match PC name on domain i.e. Workstation001.

4. Add computer to mydomain.local and when asked for username and password I entered the credentials for the new user.

5. Restarted the PC and signed into mydomain\newuser without any problems.

However now when I try to access the original local Admin account by typing 'Workstation001\local Admin' as the username and then the password. It keeps saying password invalid.

So I logged back into the domain account and tried resetting the password to Admin and then tried signing in as admin again, still no luck.

Currently there are 2 accounts on the computer one of them is a local/domain account for newuser and the other is a local Admin account which I cannot access.

What kind of glitch is this? Should I have not joined the domain through the original Admin account and instead added a local user to the PC 'newuser' and then sign in as that user locally then add them to the domain through their own local account? I didn't think this was necessary.

Answer:Can't login as local user after adding a computer to a domain

Maybe the first answer here?
windows - Allow users to log on to computers in a domain - Server Fault

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Time to time, in certain PCs used from high level of users we need to delete users profiles to recover space. I noticed that with Windows 10 if the user folder is deleted at the next login of the old user although the folder is created, the profile desktop on the domain server is not imported to the client pc. Once logged the user can see just the standard public user desktop and not the own full desktop saved in the domain server. Is it normal? Is there a better way to cancel the user folder profile present in Users folder? Otherwise where am I wrong?

Thanks

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Hey guys,

So it starts like this. I wanted to network my Win7 comp to my mums XP pro laptop, in order to do this i had to (or so i read) set the workgroup to the default "WORKGROUP" on her laptop. Now, in the system settings it was set on Domain, with domain name being "SOUTHCITY", i went ahead and selected Workgroup and input "WORKGROUP".

After restarting i could no longer log in using her account.. or the admin account for that matter.. safe mode still required me to login so no luck there. Created a boot cd, changed the admin password. I now have admin access and can login using admin account.

Now, i went to undo what i had done in the first place.. selecting Domain and setting it as SOUTHCITY and i get the error as seen here: http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/i...n-join-err.JPG

I have a hint that its because the laptop is not connected to the server at school where she normally uses it. But if that is the case then why was it working as it was at home? maybe its an offline mode? idk. Either way i cant change it back. And also under control panel - user accounts - there are only admin accounts setup.. and one called "user". Even though her account is named otherwise, and i can even find her user files under documents and settings folder.. so why is there no user account showing there?

Any help would be appreciated! let me know if more info is needed!

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro SP3, problem with domain, user login..

Have you tried VNC? RealVNC - Download VNC? Free Edition 4.1
You could then fix mom's computer as well as accessing files. One caveat. Without a VPN it's not secure.

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