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compulsory login for Win 98

By amit_trivedi ·
We have 30 computer in my lan and all the users is saving their data to their own harddrive. I just want is i want to prevent other users to login to other system by just pressing ESC key. All user must enter their username and password.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to compulsory login for Win ...

What you want can not be done as the ESC key bypasses the password but if you use it that way it should only give you access to that individual computer without networking protocols being loaded.

This is the way 98 was designed and there is really no workaround other than getting the user files stored on a File Serves so just by pressing the ESC key would not give the person access to any DATA.


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by rawright In reply to compulsory login for Win ...

As HAL mentioned, this is by design - all Win9x versions share this flaw. You can reset the passwords anytime by deleting all files that end in .pwl, but you cannot force any user to use the password login feature. Your network shares are protected, though, because this allows access only to the local machine.

It really would be wise, if this is an issue, to upgrade to a less obsolete version of Windows. WinXP is the only current desktop OS in the Windows family, but it may be worth waiting for the release of Vista next year if you can live with the current situation a while longer.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to compulsory login for Win ...

I think you want DESKTOP locker with password. I may be wrong. Then also here is the name get it: "PC Security 4.1" or above version. It might help you on Win98.

Good Luck.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to compulsory login for Win ...

You will need to setup a policy using poledit.exe. It can be found on the 98Cd "Tools\reskit\netadmin". Once you have your policy configured copy it to the netlogon folder on your file server. You can force Users to have to logon to the file server. Hitting escape will not give users access to the computers.

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