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User Account: ASP.NET Machine A...

Usually when turning the computer on it just goes into the only account. But now it DOES bring up the screen but only shows the one account. I went to User Accounts in the control pannel and there is this strange account. This is its info:

ASP.NET Machine A...
Limited account
Password protected

I really have no idea what it is or where it came from, but could it be the reason for the logon screen coming up?

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In reply to: User Account: ASP.NET Machine A...

That account is created when the .NET Framework is installed. It's a special use account, so don't worry about it.

You can either disable it, to get the auto login to work, or you can download TweakUI and use it to set which account to automatically log into at boot. The latter being the better option.

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Re: .NET account

In reply to: Yes

Pease forgive me butting in to this thread(so to speak), but you've alluded to something that I don't know about. What is a .NET framework? Is this something you have to download? What does it do?
Thanks for any info you could enlighten me with!

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In reply to: Re: .NET account

This is basically Microsoft's version of Java, after their attempts to hijack that language/platform a few years back was beaten back by Sun Microsystems.

It's a series of tools for developers to create programs with to put it in very simple terms. Virtually all of the reasons you might want to use it are something you'd only care about as a developer, but for the user there is one important feature. All .NET programs are sandboxed. That is to say, they are insulated from the rest of the computer. In theory, this should make it considerably harder for someone to write an effective virus or program such as that.

If Microsoft has its way, the .NET framework will essentially replace the older Win32 API. The goal was for the changeover to happen with Longhorn, but that's not going to happen any longer.

Normally, the .NET framework is something you have to download and install, but I've seen a number of newer Dells at work that seem to be shipping with it installed. Can't say if other companies are doing it, since we only buy Dell and Apple systems.

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problem solved, but...

In reply to: Yes

Yeah the Tweak UI did the trick, but should I delete that NET account anyway?

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