Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

After entering my password at the login screen, I am presented with the following message:

Gilad (Gilad-PC \ Gilad)
Successful Login:
The last time you interactively logged on to this account was in [Date]
Unsuccessful Login:
No unsuccessful login is recorded

Is there any way to stop this message from appearing?

share|improve this question

You seem to have Last Interactive Logon enabled.

To disable it:

  1. type Gpedit.msc in run prompt.

  2. Browse to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Logon Options.

  3. Open Display information about previous logons during user logon and set it to Disabled

  4. Press OK.

share|improve this answer
The run prompt cannot find Gpedit.msc. Where is this file located? – Gilad Naaman Jan 7 '12 at 12:01
I've read that win7 Home Premium does not have Gpedit.msc, what can I do? – Gilad Naaman Jan 7 '12 at 12:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Done it by changing the


registry key to 0 (zero).

share|improve this answer
… which will last only until the next Group Policy refresh that sets it back to the GPO-defined setting. – JdeBP Jan 7 '12 at 17:46
At what ratio does this refresh occurs? – Gilad Naaman Jan 7 '12 at 18:14
You can set the "Set Value" permission on the key "System" which contains DisplayLastLogonInfo to deny for SYSTEM account. This will make sure that th domain policy cannot update the said setting. – Ganesh R. Jan 9 '12 at 6:41

Your domain administrator controls this.

This is the Last Interactive Logon feature in Windows NT 6.1 that has been available since Windows NT 6.0, where it was called Previous Logon Information. It's controlled by a Group Policy Object.

  • You must be a domain administrator to alter the GPO. The whole point of Group Policy is to enforce an administrative policy.
  • GPOs can be edited with the Group Policy Management Console, which supersedes the old Windows NT 5.x Group Policy Editor. The GPMC comes with the server flavour of Windows NT 6.x. For workstation flavours of Windows NT 6.x, it is available as an add-on so that servers can be remotely administered from such workstations. (Older versions of server and workstation similarly have the GPE as standard and available as an add-on, but of course ignore the policy object.)

Further reading

share|improve this answer

If you can not login to change this GPO setting, try disconnecting your server from the network and then logging in with a user that has recently successfully logged in (Windows caches recent logins).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.