Administrator Logon Problem


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Gregg

I have a new system with XP Pro SP2 and have setup one user ID with Admin
privileges. When I start the system I receive a logon message "The system
could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct, then
type your password again. Letters in passwords must be typed using the
correct case." Behind this message is the classic Log On to Windows box with
Administrator in the User Name box and grayed out. When I click OK in the
logon message dialog the screen changes to the normal XP logon screen with
my user account listed and I can click it and login to that account. The
system is not on a Domain and will be setup for a workgroup.

If I remove the password from the Administrator Account the system
automatically logs in to that account and never gives me the login screen. I
haven't run into this problem before and the Administrator account usually
only comes into play on the login screen in Safe Mode.

Hope you can help.

TIA,
Gregg
 
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Guest

First go to Start>Run and type in: "control userpasswords2" without quotes
and click Ok.
Then, on the Users tab, clear the "Users Must Enter A User Name And Password
To Use This Computer" box and then click OK.
Then in the "Automatically Log On" dialog box that appears, type the user
name and password for the account you want to be logged on each time you
start your computer.

OR

You could just download and install tweakui and use the auto logon feature.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
 
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Porktart

I have the same problem, but prefer not to use the "auto-logon" feature
because I WANT to see the Welcome Screen and I WANT to have to click m
name (sounds weird, I know). Any advice
 

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