How to: Create a hidden user


This how-to will show you how to create a hidden user account in windows using regedit. Useful if you want to have a hidden account for remote access or in windows server 2012 r2 want the admin account enabled but not to show up on the login screen.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor

Goto start>run and type regedit (without quotation marks)

Step 2: Goto this key


NOTE- you may have to create some keys after winlogon, just name them as you see them above

Step 3: Right click and make a new DWORD value

Create a new DWORD value and call it the name of the account that you would like to hide

Step 4: DWORD Value

To hide the account set the value to 0, to show it set it to 1

After a system reboot the changes should take effect and the account should be hidden!

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