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Stopping the Win95/95 desktop login.

By donald_pering ·
On a Novell 4.x/5.x network with Win95/98 computers I would like to completely stop Windows desktop login. As it is now, after a user logs in to Novell, if this user has not used this particular cpu before, Windows pops up with its "Type your name in so Windows can identify you" message, and asks for a password. How do I completely stop Windows from asking for a user name/password without killing off the Novell login.

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by DragonNite In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I'm not sure you can. When a user 'logs on' to a particular CPU for the first time (win95/98), windows asks for the username and password for the windows profile. Windows uses that to 'Identify' a particular logon's Desktop Profile. The only way tostop that process is to remove all CLIENT protocol from the Network settings. Of course that kills off Novel.

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by DragonNite In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

The .pwl files, (password, windows login), is where windows stores the profile passwords. If you delete those, all you users will have to go throgh the windows login screen again. If your windows login ID/password are the same as the Novel's a user only see that windows login screen once...the first time you log in to THAT computer.

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by donald_pering In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I appreciate your input, but it does not solve my problem. There are several computer labs (of 30 cpu's) in a school of 1900 kids-and the kids never use the same computer twice in a row during a school year. The teachers end up constantly tellingthe kids to either login to Windows (after Novell login) or telling them to cancel. It is an ongoing nuisance.

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by grantcom In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I know squat about Novell....Donald is it possible to go to Control Panel and Passwords and under Profile set to All users use same preferences...?

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by donald_pering In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I appreciate your input, but it does not solve my problem. There are several computer labs (of 30 cpu's) in a school of 1900 kids-and the kids never use the same computer twice in a row during a school year. The teachers end up constantly telling the kids to either login to Windows (after Novell login) or telling them to cancel. It is an ongoing nuisance.

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by tuck46 In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

You can try deleteing the .pwl files and then rebooting. When prompted for a password, just click ok with nothing in password then you shouldn't see the windows logon any more.

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by donald_pering In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I appreciate your input, but it does not solve my problem. There are several computer labs (of 30 cpu's) in a school of 1900 kids-and the kids never use the same computer twice in a row during a school year. The teachers end up constantly tellingthe kids to either login to Windows (after Novell login) or telling them to cancel. It is an ongoing nuisance.

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by shawn.carney In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

This happens the first time a user logs into a machine because it is trying to set up a profile for that user. You can change the setting to All Users Share Same Desktop Settings in Passwords, unders Users in Control Panel and you can prevent it from coming back by deleting out the password when it pops up and asks you to confirm it. This causes the NEW user profile to be created without a password and will never again prompt you to put one in.

Note that this ONLY affects the Windows password, not the Novell password.

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by donald_pering In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

I appreciate your input, but it does not solve my problem. There are several computer labs (of 30 cpu's) in a school of 1900 kids-and the kids never use the same computer twice in a row during a school year. The teachers end up constantly tellingthe kids to either login to Windows (after Novell login) or telling them to cancel. It is an ongoing nuisance.

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by Mantvis In reply to Stopping the Win95/95 des ...

Actually I only want to confirm Shawn's answer, if you don't decide who is right. If the computer is setup for single user, Windows password pops up only the first time user logs in. If you already missed that first time, you can always delete a username.pwl file from C:\Windows, thus making the next user login to be the "first".
The important rule is: the Windows login appears only when the Netware password is different from Windows password. It doesn't appear when passwords are the same or the Windows password is blank - that is what you should want to achieve. Make Windows password blank!

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