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Old September 15th 04, 02:24 PM
Herberto
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hi,

I have a WinXP sp1, and i want him to startup and login
directly to a user. I have seen in the net explaning how
to do it, just making 1 user with no password etc etc.
However, a have more users and i want ALL of the to have a
password, incuding the initial login user.

I now there is a way, because i have done it before, but i
dont remmember how i did it. I think it was a windows
administrations tool but i cannot remember how to get to
it. (its not "computer managment")

thanks in advance.

Herberto
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Old September 15th 04, 02:59 PM
BAR
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Default startup directly to a user

A user account defines the actions a user can perform in Windows. On a
stand-alone computer a user account establishes the privileges assigned to
each user.

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators
group to use User Accounts in Control Panel. To open User Accounts, click
Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.


User Accounts allows you to add users to your computer and to add users to a
group. In Windows, permissions and user rights usually are granted to groups.
By adding a user to a group, you give the user all the permissions and user
rights assigned to that group.

For instance, a member of the Users group can perform most of the tasks
necessary to do his or her job, such as logging on to the computer, creating
files and folders, running programs, and saving changes to files. However,
only a member of the Administrators group can add users to groups, change
user passwords, or modify most system settings.

User Accounts lets you create or change the password for local user
accounts, which is useful when creating a new user account or if a user
forgets a password. A local user account is an account created by this
computer. If the computer is part of a network, you can add network user
accounts to groups on your computer, and those users can use their network
passwords to log on. You cannot change the password of a network user.

You cannot create groups using User Accounts. Use Local Users and Groups for
that purpose.

In User Accounts, you can place a user in only one group. Usually you can
find a group with the combination of permissions needed by any user. If you
need to add a user to more than one group, use Local Users and Groups.

To improve the security of a password, it should contain at least two of
these elements: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers. The more
random the sequence of characters, the more secure the password.

If you want to set up other password requirements such as minimum length,
expiration time, or uniqueness, open Group Policy and go to Password Policy.
For more information about changing password requirements, click Related
Topics.
User Accounts on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a
stand-alone computer

There are two types of user accounts available on your computer: computer
administrator and limited. The guest account is available for users with no
assigned account on the computer.

Computer administrator account

The computer administrator account is intended for someone who can make
systemwide changes to the computer, install programs, and access all files on
the computer. Only a user with computer administrator account has full access
to other user accounts on the computer. This user:
Can create and delete user accounts on the computer.
Can create account passwords for other user accounts on the computer.
Can change other people's account names, pictures, passwords, and account
types.
Cannot change his or her own account type to a limited account type unless
there is at least one other user with a computer administrator account type
on the computer. This ensures that there is always at least one user with a
computer administrator account on the computer.

Limited account

The limited account is intended for someone who should be prohibited from
changing most computer settings and deleting important files. A user with a
limited account:

Cannot install software or hardware, but can access programs that have
already been installed on the computer.
Can change his or her account picture and can also create, change, or delete
his or her password.
Cannot change his or her account name or account type. A user with a
computer administrator account must make these kinds of changes.

Note

Some programs might not work properly for users with limited accounts. If
so, change the user's account type to computer administrator, either
temporarily or permanently.

Guest account

The guest account is intended for use by someone who has no user account on
the computer. There is no password for the guest account, so the user can log
on quickly to check e-mail or browse the Internet. A user logged on to the
guest account:

Cannot install software or hardware, but can access programs that have
already been installed on the computer.
Cannot change the guest account type.
Can change the guest account picture.

Note

An account with the name "Administrator" is created during installation.
This Administrator account, with computer administrator privileges, uses the
administrator password you entered during setup.


"Herberto" wrote:

hi,

I have a WinXP sp1, and i want him to startup and login
directly to a user. I have seen in the net explaning how
to do it, just making 1 user with no password etc etc.
However, a have more users and i want ALL of the to have a
password, incuding the initial login user.

I now there is a way, because i have done it before, but i
dont remmember how i did it. I think it was a windows
administrations tool but i cannot remember how to get to
it. (its not "computer managment")

thanks in advance.

Herberto

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Old September 15th 04, 08:43 PM
Herberto
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Default startup directly to a user

thanks for your reply but that post did not solve my
problem.

this is the facts:

-i want my computer to log in to a user stright from
startup
-that user has a password (which i know)
-there are more users in this computer
-there is a windows tool that allows me to entre the user
that should be loged on at startup,BUT i dont know what is
that tool.

+I wanna know what is that tool.

thanks again.
 




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