Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hiding The Executioner (job.user)

It's a flurry of posts today.  Once you created the user to run your jobs you may have noticed you now get a Welcome Screen in XP (or maybe you already did), but Executioner shows up in the list.  There is a way to hide him/her ...

You need to modify the registry.  Run regedit and navigate to the following Key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList

Under this key you simply create a new DWORD value – the name matches the users name exactly, and the value is one of the following (Decimal format)

0 – Hides the user just from the welcome screen
1 – The user is shown

 Now when you reboot things will be back to normal.  This is also a good way to use a regular privs user account but give yourself the CTRL-ALT-DEL hidden option of entering a Bill Admin username and password if required.

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