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Windows is there software that does this ?? (windows logon related ...)

Discussion in 'Software' started by M0RPH3US, 10 Feb 2007.

  1. M0RPH3US

    M0RPH3US What's a Dremel?

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    so i have my pc set up to three user accounts, daily (for every day use ..), gamer (for games .. DUH :p) and last but not least .. media center ...


    the latter is the one i am trying to have an auto login function for, but not immediately .. but after 10 seconds or something, to give the user the chance to choose an other one first ..


    reason for this is i wanna be able to boot my pc without using my keyboard/mouse, and be automatically logged into the user media center, which will autostart my media center application and connect to my phone via bt to use it as remote ...


    long story short .. i wanna boot, without using tft, mouse or kb, and be auto logged into media center user after x amount of seconds, but when i want and i turn on tft mouse/kb, i can select an other user first be4 being auo logged in ...


    i hope this makes any sense ..


    ps: i googled it a bit but to no evail ... :s


    txs for any help in advance ;)
     
  2. Enforcer

    Enforcer What's a Dremel?

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    I managed to find this not that it will help all that much.

    Enabling Automatic Logon After Boot
    My local library has a batch of PCs running an electronic library catalog application. These machines are basically single-function kiosks; the librarians don't want people using them for anything else. To get the machines set up to run with as little intervention as possible, the catalog software's installed as part of the Startup group; that way, it runs when Windows 95 starts. An NT-based kiosk system would allow the library to keep their computers more secure and administer them with less hassle; they can even get the automatic logon feature that Windows 95 offers.

    Warning: Never, never, never enable auto-logon with an account that has administrative privileges. If you ever leave your machine unattended, an office prankster (or determined attacker) can have the run of your network right from your machine. Good security practice dictates that you only log in with an administrative account when you need to do something that requires the extra privileges.

    To enable automatic logons, you have to make a total of four changes to values under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon:

    1.
    Set the DefaultDomainName value to the name of the domain you want to automatically log into. Of course, instead of a domain you may specify the name of the computer itself.

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    Set DefaultUserName to the user account name you want to use when logging on.

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    Add a REG_SZ named AutoAdminLogon and set its to value to 1.

    4.
    Add a REG_SZ named DefaultPassword and set its contents to the password for the account you specified in DefaultUserName. If you leave this value blank, automatic logon will be turned off (actually, AutoAdminLogon will be set back to its default value of 0).


    Once you make these changes, the next reboot will automatically log on the account you specified. If you want to log on as a different user, hold down the Shift key as you log off the machine; NT will allow you to use the standard logon dialog to log on as another user.
     
  3. M0RPH3US

    M0RPH3US What's a Dremel?

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    indeed, tweakui also enables u to auto logon .. but i am looking for a time window ... if at all possible ...


    maybe some coders could write something ???
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Why do you need 3 separate user accounts for this? wouldn't it be easier to just use one account for everything?
     
  5. M0RPH3US

    M0RPH3US What's a Dremel?

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    no cuz i want one user to autostart my media center app and also start the ultramon profile so that i have my tv as primary and only screen, gaming for the tv to be primary but without media center and lots off things disabled (for performance) and the daily user to go to dual screen and load all programs ... ;)
     
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