Deleting my hidden ASP.NET user account


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MrJ

I'd like to keep the .NET framework, but don't need the ASP account due to
the fact I'm not in development. Deleting the account will allow instant
log-on without the password prompt or splash screen...

However, the account is hidden, and I can NOT access it via User Accounts...

Also, I've read forums which state the account can be deleted from Computer
Management within Administrative Tools, but there is no Local Users and
Groups node of which many forums state...

I'm running XP SP3... please assist
 
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Rage Skywolfe

if you have signed into the computer from the administrator account through
safe mode for any reason the account will be listed in the advanced tab under
properties from the my computer icon on the screen, the hidden admin account
will only show up in the user profiles only if you have net framework 1.1
installed. and I think that can be deleted through that not real sure as I
have never tried it.
 
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Shenan Stanley

MrJ said:
I'd like to keep the .NET framework, but don't need the ASP account
due to the fact I'm not in development. Deleting the account will
allow instant log-on without the password prompt or splash screen...

However, the account is hidden, and I can NOT access it via User
Accounts...

Also, I've read forums which state the account can be deleted from
Computer Management within Administrative Tools, but there is no
Local Users and Groups node of which many forums state...

I'm running XP SP3... please assist

Just setup automatic logon...
(Although - I *cannot* recommend it - I can tell you how.)

Get TweakUI and use it to setup an automatic logon.

Automatic Logons:
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Microsoft method:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231
(Essentially the same... but different place:
http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/13/ )


Microsoft Method 2:
TweakUI from:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


control userpasswords2 method:
1) Go to the Start Menu and the Run box.
2) Type in the following:

control userpasswords2

now click OK
3) In the new Windows that appears select the account you wish to make the
primary logon.
Now uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password..." box.
4) Hit Apply and a dialog box will appear asking you to confirm the selected
users password.
Click OK when you are done...
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Hopefully that gets you where you are wanting to be.

It is a *good* thing in the user arena to:
1) Have strong passwords.
2) Have more than one administrator level account (with strong passwords).
 
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John Banes

You might want to try running "net user aspnet /delete" from an elevated
command prompt. I see no reason why that wouldn't successfully delete the
account.

Configuring automatic logon might be cleaner, though, as another poster has
suggested.
 

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