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Hiding the Administrators accounts to the Sign-In screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have Windows 8.1 Update Enterprise 64 bit.

    How do I prevent that one or more Administrators accounts are displayed in the Sign-in screen where all users are listed without these are disabled?

    How can I access to one of them?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto



    Saturday, November 8, 2014 5:13 PM

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  • Here's a thread that discusses this.  I use the SpecialAccounts registry
    entry myself all the time.
     
     
     

    Bob Comer
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 6:57 PM
  • Here's a thread that discusses this.  I use the SpecialAccounts registry
    entry myself all the time.
     
     
     

    Bob Comer

    Are you sure the thread shown above also applies to Windows 8.1 Update without disable the hidden users?

    Additionally, this O/S, how do I access the hidden users from the sign-in screen?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Sunday, November 9, 2014 9:32 AM
  • Yes, I'm sure it applies to Windows 8.1+ and it doesn't disable the user.
     
    >Additionally, this O/S, how do I access the hidden users from the sign-in screen?
     
    You can't without changing the registry entry.  The user, if an
    administrator, still has rights to login to a network drive or remote
    administration stuff (including remote desktop).
     
    I know of no way to hide a user and to allow them to login locally. If
    it's a domain joined machine, there may be a way to do that, but I
    wouldn't know, I never tried with Win8.1 on a domain.
     
     

    Bob Comer
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 1:31 PM
  • Yes, I'm sure it applies to Windows 8.1+ and it doesn't disable the user.
     
    >Additionally, this O/S, how do I access the hidden users from the sign-in screen?
     
    You can't without changing the registry entry.  The user, if an
    administrator, still has rights to login to a network drive or remote
    administration stuff (including remote desktop).
     
    I know of no way to hide a user and to allow them to login locally. If
    it's a domain joined machine, there may be a way to do that, but I
    wouldn't know, I never tried with Win8.1 on a domain.
     
     

    Bob Comer

    I followed the procedure above, and I hid my administrators account but when I access Windows 8.1 Update with an Users account, the UAC is inhibited as you see for example from this image:

    How come?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:13 PM
  • I have no clue, that's not how I normally use that kind of account, I
    only use it remotely, but it looks like it's not trying to logon to the
    account you think it is.  Like a "run as administrator" versus a "run as
    {some other account}".
     
     
     

    Bob Comer
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 6:38 PM
  • For me, this is a big bug: Do not allow a hidden account to access locally. Anyone have any ideas on how to solve it?

    Thanks

    Bye


    Balubeto

    Monday, November 10, 2014 9:28 AM
  • I don't know if I'd call it a bug as it's pretty well defined what runas
    and UAC can do, but I agree, there should be a way to do what you want
    with UAC enabled.
     
    The problem isn't that the hidden accounts can't access locally, it's
    that they cannot run elevated.
     
     

    Bob Comer
    Monday, November 10, 2014 1:41 PM