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"Change the Way Users Log On"

by rbooz / September 15, 2006 7:59 AM PDT

This was a simple command in XP that's not in Vista. I was wondering if like XP does Vista have two ways for the user to log on, the professional business like Windows 2000 way (were you press CTRL ALT DEL) or the welcome screen. I know by default there is the welcome screen but I would like the 2000 way. Is that possible, yet, and if not will it?

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by John.Wilkinson / September 16, 2006 3:16 PM PDT

In Vista the Welcome Screen is not only the default method of logon, it is the only method of cannot be disabled as it could in XP. There is a way to force users to use ctrl + alt + delete for secure logins, but you still have to go through the welcome screen. Someone may find a way to revert back to the old alternative logon, but Microsoft is not planning on offering that again.


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In That Case
by rbooz / September 18, 2006 3:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope...

How are we going to handle machines that handle more then one hundred different users on a domain with a welcome screen. I don't see this working.

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by Hyacinthus78 / November 16, 2007 6:59 AM PST
In reply to: In That Case

Goto the Start Menu and in the run box type:
"control userpasswords2"

You have all the options there Happy

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You Da Man
by workinman7 / August 11, 2010 2:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Solution

Thanks for the solution

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