Hide user from welcome screen

Yes, occasionally, you want to be able to create a user to give access to a network share, but the user does not need to be able to physically log on. Mostly, this works fine unless you want auto logon. Today auto logon got broken again because I added an extra user. So what to do?
I could disable the welcome screen which means using the win2K fashioned logoff options again. I actually prefer to use the welcome type of logoff screen (still with me? =)), so I tried to find out if it’s possible to hide a user from the welcome screen. It’s dead simple to configure in KDE and it probably was somewhere supported in windows too because there are already some other hidden system users of course. And indeed, forget nice interfaces, you can do it in the registry. People wine all the time you need a console in linux to tweak stuff. Well, imo on windows it isn’t any better, the registry is your console. 😉 You could argue that it’s all bundled ‘nicely’ in one place, but then again, I believe it’s becoming a rather large place. 😉

oh, btw, the relevant directions to find your way into registry city :

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\

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