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Display a Login Message

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

Would you like to display an information or legal message to your users before they can login to Windows?  "Do not shut down this computer," or how about, "By logging into this computer you are accepting the use policy. Unauthorized use is prohibited. "  All of these message can be displayed with the help of a simple security policy edit.

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Customize the Default Logon Image and Color Scheme on Windows 8

Posted in Windows 8 by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft built a great interface to customize the colors and lock screen image seen by users after they log in, but they never built an interface to customize the default lock image and color scheme. That is where the Logon Changer was designed to help. I wrote this free utility to help users of all skills easily change the default logon screen image and customize the color scheme with just a few clicks.

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Remove User List from Logon Screen

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8 by Steve Sinchak

Every time you boot up your PC all computer accounts are normally displayed right on the logon screen. This can be a security risk as it provides useful information to a malicious user attempting to breach your computer.  In addition, if Remote Desktop is enabled, an attacker can remotely identify the user currently logged in as it is listed on the logon screen. The attacker just needs to find your computer's IP address and then start to brute force your password.  It is for these reasons that I highly reccomend what is common practice in any large enterprise, and hide the remove the user list from the logon screen.

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