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By-passing windows 98 log in

By Glenn2001 ·
Is their anyway of by-passing the windows 98 log on, with out using ms-dos?,
as it is on a lap top and f8 will not work,
I'm more having trouble with the domain as the laptop now thinks it's part of a domain??

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by Churdoo In reply to By-passing windows 98 log ...

I'm assuming that this is a personal notebook and is not supposed to be a part of any network (except internet activity). If you are on a network, then consult your network services.
If the laptop now thinks it should be part of a domain, but really shouldn't be, then fix that first. Right-click on the Network Neighborhood and select Properties. Then highlight 'Client for Microsoft Networks' and select Properties. Un-check the 'Log on to Domain' checkbox and select OK. Now for the login -While still in the Network Properties, Look at the box for 'Primary Network Logon' and change that to 'Windows Logon.' Select OK, and you will be prompted to restart your computer. If when Windows restarts, it prompts youfor a username and password, put in a new username, could be anything, and don't put anything in the password box and select OK. If it asks you to confirm the password, again, don't put anything in the password box and select OK. You should not be prompted for a logon from this point further.
--Charlie

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by mphoffar In reply to By-passing windows 98 log ...

There's a few way to handle this.

Find a copy of poledit and uncheck the setting that says "require NT logon". This should be under system somewhere. However, there may be a group policy in place that'll change that back, so that may not work but once (because the policy will apply itself and change it back).

or, the easiest way I think is to just wetup a hardware profile and disable the NIC on one profile, call that profile dialup and when the person boots up and selects that profile,they'll get the standard winows login.

You may also want to look a the adpater setting in the network control panel. A lot of newer nics are coming with an ethernet autodetect that'll enable the nic when a network connection is present and disable it when there isn't one present. Again, when the NIC disables tis way, the user should get the windows login instead of the NT login. The documentation should tell you what this setting is called for the particular nic. I know xircom calls them dynamic link, but I've seen it called other things on different nics (although I'm forgeting a specific example now)

Good luck to you

Mark

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by Scott Roche In reply to By-passing windows 98 log ...

If you just want to bypass the logon you can simply press Escape at the login prompt. You may not be able to access certain Network resources, however. If you just don't know the windows password you can delete the usernam.pwl file and the next time you log on whatever password you put in will become the LOCAL Windows password, not your Network or Domain password. That must be changed from an NT or Win2K machine.

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