JSI Tip 7873. Windows XP does NOT display the Administrator account on the Welcome screen?

Windows XP, both Professional and Home Edition, use the Welcome screen to support Fast User Switching.

NOTE: Windows XP Professional in a domain environment automatically reverts to the classic logon screen. You can enable the classic logon screen, using tip 4485 ยป How do I configure Windows XP to use the classic logon screen?

While assisting a neighbor, I learned that the Administrator account is only available on the Welcome screen of Windows XP Home Edition in Safe mode.

While configuring an alternate install, I discovered that the Administrator account is only available on the Windows XP Professional Welcome screen if no other account is a member of the Administrators group.

NOTE: This behavior only became apparent after a restart.



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