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Net Logon in standalone WinXP machine

By bbowlsbey ·
Hi
I'm sure this is a stupid question with a simple solution, but I'm stymied.

I want to get rid of the list of users that XP displays at start up, and just require the old winlogon, (or netlogon), dialog box. Essentially I want to be able to logon as administrator, which I cant currently do as the logon screen only shows me a list of user names. I can runas administrator, but I cant runas and launch control panel,(it says attempting to start control panel, and then just doesnt). TechNet offers a simple solution to change the logon behavior, assuming you can already logon as administrator.

Any help would be much apreciated.

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by darts32 In reply to Net Logon in standalone W ...

Go to the control panel and under user accounts. Change the way users logon and uncheck the box for the welcome screen.

For other options go to the control panel and Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Local users and groups.

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by CG IT In reply to Net Logon in standalone W ...

another way without having to choose accounts is require the CTL+ALT+DEL requirement for log on. This will require you to type in a user name and password to log on and get to the desk top.To set this up, click start & navigate control panel,performance & maintenance, administrative tools, local security policy. Expand local policies. Choose security options and scroll down to enable CTL+ALT+DEL. Further in the list you'll see "do not show last user name. Enable that. I also recommend that while here here, to rename the administrator account & the guest account to something other than administrator & guest.

You can Add/Remove/Create/Modify user accounts in WXP by clicking start, control panel, user accounts. There you can change the attributes of the existing user accounts e.g. add to admin group of delete from admin group, change passwords, OR you can create a new account.

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by CG IT In reply to

huh?

your question was regarding a stand alone Windows XP [Home or Pro] computer and your comments sounds like your using a workstation on a domain.

On my Windows XP Pro stand alone computer, I can do everything I mentioned to try AND also the first answer.

Now if your trying to setup your Windows XP computer and your NOT logged in as an administrator or you don't know the administrators account to do what we both have suggested, then of course your won't be able to try our suggestions.

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by CG IT In reply to

further running a command line policy refresh won't get the CTL+ALT+DEL security policy changes to implement. Do a reboot.

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by CG IT In reply to

Now anyone who sets up their stand alone computers changes the administrators account name and guest account name. Some of us actually implement dummy administrators accounts with absolutely no rights at all and monitor whether someone tries to use em.

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by CG IT In reply to

so if your logging in on the administrators account and you don't have administrator account privileges, chances are you logged in on a dummy admin account which would mean the computer in question isn't yours [or you would know what the admin account was]. Even on my home system, I do't use the admin account but a user account as I use the internet a lot and for safetys sake don't use the admin account while doing so.

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by bbowlsbey In reply to Net Logon in standalone W ...

Point is, I cant launch control panel while logged on ad Administrator. These options dont exist when you log on as a worker bee and then launch control panel > users and groups.

Tried the local policy thing also, meaning "disable" do not require control-alt-delete. Then used gpupdate from the command line to refresh the policy. No luck.

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