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    Vista Novell Username Not Clearing & Switch User

    Deployed Vista to several of our public lab locations and one of the hangups we had was not being able to clear the USERNAME from the field, leaving the last user to log in. For the time being, we created a user with the name "Username" so that it appeared to be cleared, but definetly an issue. If anyone has any suggestions to clear or put up another GINA for login.

    Also, when you switch user, it has the Novell login and the Novell User login. Anyway to remove the switch user or clear the novell cache to clear those out.

    Thanks,
    hammanj
    Wright State University

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    Alan Adams NNTP User

    Re: Vista Novell Username Not Clearing & Switch User

    hammanj <hammanj@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

    > Deployed Vista to several of our public lab locations and one of the
    > hangups we had was not being able to clear the USERNAME from the field,
    > leaving the last user to log in.


    There is a Windows policy that controls this, and it happens to be the
    same Windows policy that controls it on Windows XP and 2003 or
    earlier, too.

    From the Control Panel go to System and Maintenance, then
    Administrative Tools, then Local Security Policy. Under "Local
    Policies", then "Security Options", look for "Interactive Logon: Do
    not display last user name" and set this policy to "Enabled".

    Note if your network is using centralized Windows group policies that
    are then pushed down to the workstations, you may have to make this
    change in the centralized policy rather than just on the local
    machine.

    > Also, when you switch user, it has the Novell login and the Novell User
    > login. Anyway to remove the switch user or clear the novell cache to
    > clear those out.


    Also a Windows policy shared with XP, although its set from a
    different place on Windows Vista. From the Start menu run
    "gpedit.msc" directly from the Search field. Under "Local Computer
    Policies", then "Administrative Templates", then "System", then
    "Logon", look for "Hide entry points for Fast User Switching".

    So long as Fast User Switching is allowed, the tiles will be shown on
    the Welcome Screen during switch user operations (whether the Novell
    Client is installed or not). Because these are what represent the
    other existing logged-on sessions one could choose to switch back to
    instead of logging as an entirely different user / new session. They
    are therefore a necessary part of the Fast User Switching
    functionality.

    Alan Adams
    alancrumbadams@drcrumb.com
    (for email, remove the crumbs)

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