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Anonymous
April 21, 2005 4:46:01 PM

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Hi,

I'm running an XP pro environment within an active directory domain. I have
multiple users sharing the same computer but I need to have one
account/username to always displayed as the default username on bootup at the
logon screen.

I don't wish to implement Auto Login but is there a way to hard code the
default username at logon?

Thanks,

Kim L.
Anonymous
April 22, 2005 4:34:26 AM

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K. Lague wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm running an XP pro environment within an active directory domain.
> I have multiple users sharing the same computer but I need to have one
> account/username to always displayed as the default username on
> bootup at the logon screen.
>
> I don't wish to implement Auto Login but is there a way to hard code
> the default username at logon?

I don't know of a group policy object you can use to define this -
personally, I like to enable the policy that disables "display last user
login name", , as I *want* people to remember their login names. But you
might want to post in a GP group for more help....
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kim L.
Anonymous
April 22, 2005 6:50:58 PM

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K. Lague wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I'm running an XP pro environment within an active directory domain.
> I have multiple users sharing the same computer but I need to have
> one account/username to always displayed as the default username on
> bootup at the logon screen.
>
> I don't wish to implement Auto Login but is there a way to hard code
> the default username at logon?
Hi

Run the VBScript below from e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft
\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with the following command:

wscript.exe "path to .vbs file here"


'--------------------8<----------------------
Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

' adjust to correct user/domain
sUserName = "SomeLogonNameHere"
sDomain = "SomeDomainNameHere"

oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" _
& "\Winlogon\DefaultUserName", sUserName

oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" _
& "\Winlogon\DefaultDomainName", sDomain

'--------------------8<----------------------


WSH 5.6 documentation (local help file) can be downloaded from here
if you haven't got it already:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp

--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
Anonymous
April 22, 2005 9:30:05 PM

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Thanks, I'll give it a try.

KL.

"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> K. Lague wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm running an XP pro environment within an active directory domain.
> > I have multiple users sharing the same computer but I need to have
> > one account/username to always displayed as the default username on
> > bootup at the logon screen.
> >
> > I don't wish to implement Auto Login but is there a way to hard code
> > the default username at logon?
> Hi
>
> Run the VBScript below from e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft
> \Windows\CurrentVersion\Run with the following command:
>
> wscript.exe "path to .vbs file here"
>
>
> '--------------------8<----------------------
> Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
>
> ' adjust to correct user/domain
> sUserName = "SomeLogonNameHere"
> sDomain = "SomeDomainNameHere"
>
> oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" _
> & "\Winlogon\DefaultUserName", sUserName
>
> oShell.RegWrite "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" _
> & "\Winlogon\DefaultDomainName", sDomain
>
> '--------------------8<----------------------
>
>
> WSH 5.6 documentation (local help file) can be downloaded from here
> if you haven't got it already:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/list/webdev.asp
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
>
!