In this post, you will see how to Display Windows 10 Last Sign-in Information During User logon. You can enable this feature for local accounts and domain user accounts. This helps you to keep your user account protected.
This feature displays the date and time of the last successful logon by that user, the date and time of the last unsuccessful logon attempted with that user name, and the number of unsuccessful logins since the last successful login by that user. This message must be acknowledged by the user before the user is presented with the desktop.
You can follow the steps to display the last sign-in information using the Local Group Policy or Registry. Lets get started –
Group Policy – How to Display Windows 10 Last Sign-in Information During User logon
Let’s understand how to enable Display Windows 10 Last Sign-in Information During User logon using group policy.
You must be logged in as an Administrator on the computer.
- In Windows 10 device, click Start type gpedit.msc in search to run the Local Group Policy Editor.
- Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Logon Options.
- Under Windows Logon Options, Double-click the Display information about previous logons during user logon policy to edit it.
- Select Enabled, click Apply and OK.
If you enable this setting, a message appears after the user logs on that displays the date and time of the last successful logon, the last unsuccessful logon attempted with that user name, and the number of unsuccessful logons since the last successful logon by that user.
- Close the Local Group Policy Editor. You can restart your computer and Sign-in with your local account or domain user account.
Registry – Enable Display Windows 10 Last Sign-in Information During User logon
To add or import a registry value follow these steps:
Important – We recommend you create a backup before editing the registry.
- Open Notepad, Copy and paste the registry value below into the text editor.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "DisplayLastLogonInfo"=dword:00000001
- It will look like in the following syntax, when you see the file.
- In the File menu, Select Save As and click Browse to your preferred folder or location. In the File name box provide the appropriate name “FileName.reg” with .reg extension and Choose Save as type “All” from drop-down list. Click Save.
- The registry file will appear on your saved location. To start the execution, Double click or Right click and select Merge option on the saved .reg file content to merge into the local registry.
- A warning box with the following messages prompted, Click Yes to continue.
- Once Information in path of .reg file has been successfully entered into the registry below prompt will be appear. Click OK.
- Once you completed the steps, you can restart your computer, and Sign-in with your local account or domain user account.
End Users Experience
You will be experiencing a message that appears after the user logs on, the date and time of the last successful logon by that user, the date and time of the last unsuccessful login attempted with that user name and the number of unsuccessful logins since the last successful login by that user.
This message must be acknowledged by the user to clicking OK before the user is presented with the desktop.
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