Hide and Unhide A User’s Login
Do you have an admin account that needs to be hidden? Setting up this account among 2000 machines at different sites and different clients? Sounds like a nightmare right? Well, you can easily hide a user’s account from the login. This is done through the registry.
Inside here, we create a Dword with the username that we want to hide from the start menu and set it to 0 to hide the user and 1 to make it visible. So the code is a single liner. We create the Userlist, if it doesn’t exist, and make the new item property.
This code will make the user visable.
New-Item 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList' -Force | New-ItemProperty -Name $Param1 -Value 1 -PropertyType DWord -Force
This code will make the user hidden.
New-Item 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList' -Force | New-ItemProperty -Name $Param1 -Value 0 -PropertyType DWord -Force
Make sure to replace the Param1 with the username accordingly. After that you will need to reboot and should be good to go.
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