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By tilsonkephas ·
I have created a LAN basically to share internet connection (ICS) among multiple users. There is no server except I dedicated one XP computer to do the dialup connection when ever requested. The problem is when booting up a computer running Windows 95,98 or ME, the computer ask to enter the network user and password. Anyusers names and password works. This allow anyone to get on the LAN and also serve the internet.

Is there a way, I can control this?

Tilson
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by pcguy12 In reply to All password works!!!

The windows os is really an open os but here are a couple of Ideas that will work:
1) if all you want to do is prevent certain persons from dialing up to the internet. remove the internet password from the dialer, this way only authorized people can connect to the internet.

2) change the share password on the windows xp machine then they cannot get access to files on the harddrive of your Windows xp system.

3) Microsoft has a utility that can be downloaded called TWEAKUI, with this little program you can manke it so only valid users with valid passwords can get into windows.

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by pcguy12 In reply to All password works!!!

The windows os is really an open os but here are a couple of Ideas that will work:
1) if all you want to do is prevent certain persons from dialing up to the internet. remove the internet password from the dialer, this way only authorized people can connect to the internet.

2) change the share password on the windows xp machine then they cannot get access to files on the harddrive of your Windows xp system.

3) Microsoft has a utility that can be downloaded called TWEAKUI, with this little program you can manke it so only valid users with valid passwords can get into windows.

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by TheChas In reply to All password works!!!

I'm not sure that you can use TweakUI to force a log-on.

You can however, use this utility to force a log-on.

http://www.bootguard.com/

Another option, is to set up the XP PC to require password access for the internet connection.

I believe you will need to install some form of Networking software in order to accomplish your goal that way.

Chas

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by pctech In reply to All password works!!!

Win9x\ME does not have any security at local logons. True, you can type any username and password and still access the system. Simply hitting the <ESCAPE> key will allow the same access. Short of a domain controller (server) your securities are fairly limited.

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by rlehto In reply to All password works!!!

There is another solution that you may want to try. You can assign power on passwords in the computers setup or bios, depending on the manufacturer. This will insure that only those who know the password can even turn on the computers that you mentioned.

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