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 Post subject: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:04 am 
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Scott, if a certain PC with a Windows XP Professional installation is part of a workgroup, is there a way to tweak the OS so that one doesn't have to click on a user-account thing on the "welcome" screen? The way I would want it, the word "welcome" would still appear, but the user would not have to click on a user-account thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:12 am 
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I use Control userpasswords2

http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:15 am 
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You can turn on automatic logon. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:48 pm 
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When a PC is part of a workgroup, is it also part of a domain?


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:02 pm 
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No, I think it's either/or


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:00 pm 
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David is correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:59 pm 
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Didn't there at least used to be a thing where if there was only one user account in XP Pro, the system takes one to a "welcome" screen upon the next time it's booted up?

Currently, as far as this one PC I'm using is concerned, I have two user accounts that are part of the group Administrators. One account is named Administrator; the other one has been given my name.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:53 am 
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Here's my question: In order to work things out to my desire, should I delete the account that's named Administrator?


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 Post Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:41 pm 
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You cannot delete the built-in Administrator account. You can however disable or rename it. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:11 am 
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The way things are right now on this one computer with XP Pro, I have to click on an icon for my usual account when I come out of Hibernate mode. However, when I do a regular cold boot or even a regular warm boot, I get taken to the "welcome" screen and don't have to click on an icon to access the account in question.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:35 am 
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in XP goto the Power Options control Panel

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Untick "Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby"


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:14 am 
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Scott wrote:
You cannot delete the built-in Administrator account. You can however disable or rename it. Scott.


Scott, I've disabled the account in question. From your point of view, what good does it do?


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:34 am 
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It increases overall system security by closing a potential access point. Note that the built-in Administrator account is disabled by default in Vista and later. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:54 pm 
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What if the built-in Administrator account is the only active one on a PC with a Windows XP installation?


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 Post subject: Re: Question about a PC that's part of a workgroup
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Then you better not delete it! Was that a trick question? <g> Scott.


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