Hide LastLogon ID

By default, Windows NT 4.0 displays the name of the last person who logged on to
the system. This informational exposure can pose a security threat, especially
if a user’s password can be guessed from the account name or the login
environment. To turn off this “feature” :

Key: Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Type: REG_SZ
Value: 1 hide
Value: 0 don’t hide

This can also be set via GUI tool,
RegKey.exe from the Resource Kit. Use an indirect registry editor whenever

If this hack has not been set, the registry location for the name of the last
logon account is DefaultUserName .

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