Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to hide user information on the login screen of Windows? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to not show user information on the login screen.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial GPO - Hide user accounts on the Login screen

On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows - Group Policy management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Access the folder named Security options.

GPO - Local security options

Enable the option named Interactive logon: Don't display last signed-in.

GPO - Do not show last signed-in

Enable the option named Interactive logon: Don't display username at sign-in.

Gpo - Do not show username at sign-in

Optionally, configure the information displayed on the locked screen.

Access the option named Interactive logon: Display user information when the session is locked.

Select the option to not display user information.

GPO - Do not display user information

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Disable use information on the Login screen

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

In our example, we disabled the user information displayed on the Login screen using a GPO.