I added Linux mint 17 as a member of Windows 2008R2 domain controller. When I login to my domain account and switch user, I see a bunch of unwanted domain accounts and local machine accounts. I need to know how to remove these unwanted accounts. Here's a list of the accounts I see on the login screen:

  • mydomain\administrator
  • mydomain\guest # this account is disabled on the domain however it's still showing up
  • mydomain\krbtgt # not sure what to do with this one
  • hostname\Administrator # need to remove this one, not sure why I have two of them
  • hostname\Guest # need to remove this one
  • Administrator # need this one for local administration

I am not sure if I have to edit and exclude them from /etc/mdm/mdm.conf. I forgot to mention that I am not using simple GDM style. I am using simple UserList GDM.

  • How did you join the domain? – Braiam Aug 20 '14 at 16:35
  • I used likewise-open and executed domainjoincli command. It's working fine with single UserInterface but not with single UserList. I need to modify this list but I don't know how. – c0ldhand Aug 20 '14 at 17:26
  • Could you not use this method? askubuntu.com/questions/170325/… – slm Aug 21 '14 at 8:57

I found this Q&A on AU that sounds like what you're looking for. It's titled: How to hide users from the GDM login screen?. There are several answers, but one in particular sounded the most promising.

This one involved editing the schema file, /etc/gdm/gdm.schema and changing this section:

(after my edit)

This has the effect of turning all user-listing off.

  • I am using Linux Mint 17 with GDM but I don't have /etc/gdm/. Not sure why?!. – c0ldhand Aug 22 '14 at 20:26
  • Are you using Mate or Cinnamon? – slm Aug 22 '14 at 20:56
  • Mint 17 mate. What difference does it make?. – c0ldhand Aug 23 '14 at 20:43

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