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Win 98 user log in for network



 
 
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Old August 28th 03, 02:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.networking,uk.comp.home-networking
Tx2
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Default Win 98 user log in for network

I have a windows 98 machine peer to peer networked to 2 other machines,
yet I cannot get a user name prompt at boot in order to log onto the
network (workgroup)

The win98 laptop on the same network always throws up a username and
password login (whereby if you pressed cancel you'd still load the
desktop, but wouldn't be able to browse the network)

However, the desktop machine refuses to display a login, booting
straight into the desktop, and unless I boot to the desktop, go to
START, log off, and log in as a user, I can't see the network.

When I do go to START and log off, I get a "are you sure?" dialogue, and
on clicking 'yes', I get the username and password prompt for a login!

I can then login and browse the network.

I have checked Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and selected,
which it is.

I have checked, changed, uninstalled, reinstalled and configured all
network components, but cannot rectify the issue.

I even tried a registry hack that forced a login if the GUI loaded and
one hadn't been entered, but that didn't work at all!

I have deleted all PWL files, deleted users, and that hasn't worked.
I have re-created users, and that doesn't force a login either.

It seems that even regardless of the fact multiple users are set up on
the PC, the system will always by-pass the fact, and load as if it were
a single user system with no login required.

Help!



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Old August 28th 03, 03:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.networking,uk.comp.home-networking
Rob Morley
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Default Win 98 user log in for network

In article , tx2inbound-
says...
I have a windows 98 machine peer to peer networked to 2 other machines,
yet I cannot get a user name prompt at boot in order to log onto the
network (workgroup)

The win98 laptop on the same network always throws up a username and
password login (whereby if you pressed cancel you'd still load the
desktop, but wouldn't be able to browse the network)

However, the desktop machine refuses to display a login, booting
straight into the desktop, and unless I boot to the desktop, go to
START, log off, and log in as a user, I can't see the network.

When I do go to START and log off, I get a "are you sure?" dialogue, and
on clicking 'yes', I get the username and password prompt for a login!

I can then login and browse the network.

I have checked Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and selected,
which it is.

I have checked, changed, uninstalled, reinstalled and configured all
network components, but cannot rectify the issue.

I even tried a registry hack that forced a login if the GUI loaded and
one hadn't been entered, but that didn't work at all!

I have deleted all PWL files, deleted users, and that hasn't worked.
I have re-created users, and that doesn't force a login either.

It seems that even regardless of the fact multiple users are set up on
the PC, the system will always by-pass the fact, and load as if it were
a single user system with no login required.

Start - Settings - Control Panel - Network - Primary Network Logon
is set to "Client for Microsoft Networks"?
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Old August 29th 03, 12:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.networking,uk.comp.home-networking
Richard G. Harper [MVP Win9x]
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Default Win 98 user log in for network

This will fix you right up, I think:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;141858

Be sure to pay especial attention to the Autologon portion of the article.

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I have a windows 98 machine peer to peer networked to 2 other machines,
yet I cannot get a user name prompt at boot in order to log onto the
network (workgroup)

The win98 laptop on the same network always throws up a username and
password login (whereby if you pressed cancel you'd still load the
desktop, but wouldn't be able to browse the network)

However, the desktop machine refuses to display a login, booting
straight into the desktop, and unless I boot to the desktop, go to
START, log off, and log in as a user, I can't see the network.

When I do go to START and log off, I get a "are you sure?" dialogue, and
on clicking 'yes', I get the username and password prompt for a login!

I can then login and browse the network.

I have checked Client for Microsoft Networks is installed and selected,
which it is.

I have checked, changed, uninstalled, reinstalled and configured all
network components, but cannot rectify the issue.

I even tried a registry hack that forced a login if the GUI loaded and
one hadn't been entered, but that didn't work at all!

I have deleted all PWL files, deleted users, and that hasn't worked.
I have re-created users, and that doesn't force a login either.

It seems that even regardless of the fact multiple users are set up on
the PC, the system will always by-pass the fact, and load as if it were
a single user system with no login required.

Help!





 




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