Make the Windows logon prompt go away without TweakUI!

Question

Is there any way to keep the Windows logon prompt from displaying at startup without altering the networking properties?

Answer

This question was answered on February 2, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

(For Windows 9x)

Yes, there is, and it is not running TweakUI.

Why do this??? A couple of good reasons, dial-up user wants stability of Microsoft Networking Client but doesn't want to bother with logon prompt, or network user that is not always around system and prefers the system to be in a disconnected state until needed.

Why not TweakUI??? In addition to not displaying logon, it logs on to the network and can access resources This is not always a good idea if any type of security is an issue.

To try this, do the following To undo it, simply remove the binary value that you created in this procedure.

1 Back-up the registry Click Start, Run, type 'scanregw' and click OK Answer 'Yes' to any dialogue boxes.

2 Click Start, Run, type 'regedit' and click OK.

3 Locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net.

4 Create a new binary value by right clicking in the right pane, select 'create', select 'binary value' and then name it 'Autologon'.

5 Right click on the 'Autologon' you just created and select 'edit'.

Type 00 (zeroes)and click OK.

6 Close regedit and restart the system It will now boot straight to the desktop Be advised, if you are on a network you do not have access to network resources at this point This includes [email protected]

To gain access click Start, Log Off 'name', and click OK At the logon prompt, type user name, password normally You will have to do this everytime you restart Windows.

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Posted by Brian of Data Doctors on February 2, 2001