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  • Is there a way in vista business to make the login screen look like win xp? Meaning remove those silly pictures and make it just prompt username password and domain like xp did when login required was turned on. Thanks  


    Thursday, March 1, 2007 5:42 AM


  • This is possible via the Windows Local Security Policy Editor. To launch it click Start, Control Panel, System Maintenance, Administrative Tools, local Security Policy. Click “Continue” to the prompted by the User Account Control "UAC".

    In the Local Security Policy editor you will see two panes, one on the left with tree-view navigation and one on the right which will have the actual definitions and items to edit. On the left hand side, expand (either by clicking on the arrow or double clicking) the "Local Policies" section, and then click on "Security Options". On the right hand side, scroll down until you see "Interactive logon: Do not display last user name". Double click on this entry and you will be presented with a dialog box that has two options - "Enabled" and "Disabled", with Disabled being selected as default. Change this setting to "Enabled", and then click on the OK button.

    After double clicking “Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL” select the Disable option and hit OK. Next, close the Local Security Policy editor, as you are done. Log off. When you are prompted by a request to press CTRL-ALT-DEL do so, and you will get the classic style logon screen you have been labored so hard to achieve

    Good luck

    Friday, March 2, 2007 9:21 AM