Don't display the Getting Started welcome screen at logon

Supresses the welcome screen.

This setting hides the welcome screen that is displayed on Windows 2000 Professional each time the user logs on.

Users can still display the welcome screen by selecting it on the Start menu or by typing "Welcome" in the Run dialog box.

This setting applies only to Windows 2000 Professional. It does not affect the "Configure Your Server on a Windows 2000 Server" screen on Windows 2000 Server.

Note: This setting appears in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration folders. If both settings are configured, the setting in Computer Configuration takes precedence over the setting in User Configuration.

Tip: To display the welcome screen, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click "Getting Started." To suppress the welcome screen without specifying a setting, clear the "Show this screen at startup" check box on the welcome screen.

Supported on: Windows 2000 only
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoWelcomeScreen
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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