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    David Hare-Scott
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    Turn off login prompt

    With networking installed on WIN 98SE how do turn off the network login prompt?

    I thought it was to delete the PWL file in DOS mode but I must misremember as that doesn't work.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    The PWL files are for 'Windows' login not the network. I don't think that you can turn off the network login, but you can use TweakUI to remember your pass word.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    what do you have loaded? It asks for a password for a reason.... it maybe an easy fix....

    r u on a network, do yoy have dsl or cable??
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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    Yes I have a LAN and over the LAN get internet access from another PC that runs the cable modem and has internet connection sharing. The login prompt I get is the windows networking prompt. I have not set a password so logically the prompt is not required.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    This site has step by step . John .
    http://www.geocities.com/thegorx/Windows/Help/Modem.htm

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    I couldn't find anything there that was relevant.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    http://www.geocities.com/thegorx/Windows/Help/Modem.htm

    Select TCP/IP properties
    Bindings tab -Uncheck everything except Microsoft Logon
    NetBIOS tab -Uncheck I want to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
    WINS Configuration tab -Disable WINS Resolution
    DNS Configuration tab -Disable DNS
    "If your ISP requires DNS use the TCP/IP settings in the Dial-Up Networking Properties"

    The "Client for Microsoft Networks" is necessary to enable the saving of your ISP logon password "Add if Missing"

    The above line is usually not needed .
    Dial-Up Adaptor & TCP/IP are all you normally need .

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    The procedure in the knowledgebase works, the trick is to turn of 'users can customise desktop etc' as well as the other stuff.

    This raises another question. Is it possible to make the customised settings that I had before when logging-on the default ones that everybody uses after turning off the individual customisation option?

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    The solution you have found to your original question leaves me puzzled. Your original question appeared to deal with wanting to not being prompted to log on to a network that you are connected to, not just to Windows. This prompt is a result of a selection for Primary Network Logon in Control Panel --> Network set to "Client for Microsoft Networks". The solution in the Microsoft database deals with first changing this primary network logon to "Windows Logon", for which one can then stop the Windows logon prompt from appearing if all users use the same single setup. However, I would not expect that you are any longer logging onto a network that you may be connected to. Did I just misunderstand your question and you are not actually connected to a network, such as an Ethernet network? Or, are you connected and the solution actually lets you get onto the network without any prompting?

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    Yes I am on a LAN and strangely altering the primary network logon from "Client for Microsoft Networks" to "Windows Logon" still permits me access to that LAN, I didn't think that it would either. It makes me wonder just what "Client for Microsoft Networks" actually does.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    I decided to try the idea on two systems. The first was my home network which includes a hub and a router and is a simple peer-to-peer network. Changing the Primary Network Logon in Windows 98 from "Client for Microsoft Networks" to "Windows Logon" did let me see the other computers on the network and I no longer have to answer a logon prompt. I had been using TweakUI from Microsoft to answer the prompt, but it fails about 50% of the time. On a business LAN that uses Windows NT servers and having Windows 95 on my computer, changing to "Windows Logon" required me on first re-boot to answer a prompt for logging onto Windows (for which I did not supply a password) and then a prompt for logging onto the network. In subsequent boots I still have to log on to the network, the same as if I initially boot to "Client for Microsoft Networks". So there is no advantage in setting the Primary Network Logon to Windows Logon in that case.

    As for your question about retaining settings in Post #6898, see Post #5698 if you haven't done so already.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    The system admim have set up the NT login to be required, one can NOT over ride this with a local setting. On a peer to peer network, all settings ARE local, so they control what is happening.

    When posting questions about networking, one needs to state what kind (P2P or Domain), what software, and any other information that might help one provide a better answer.
    Most of the questions here have pertained to Peer to Peer (P2P) type networking. But as one can see the NT and Novel type of networks are totally different.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    I also have a home lan which was promopting for a password at start up, when I had never established a password. I stopped this prompt by changing the setting in Control Panel/Passwords to "all users use the same password". End of prompt.

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    Re: Turn off login prompt

    Hi there!

    I was just browsing by and noticed your question. I have had the reverse of your question, with Win98SE auto logging me on to Microsoft Networking and I've wanted to stop it.

    My autologon problem was a result of a registry entry, and <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q141/8/58.asp>this KB article</A> tells you how to stop it happening. So, common sense tells me doing the reverse will enable you to auto log in!

    You need to add a registry 'entry' under this 'key'...

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionNetworkReal Mode Net

    The 'entry' should be binary and named AutoLogon and the value equal to 00

    This will stop the Microsoft Networking dialog box appearing, and I guess your MS Networking password will be saved in your pwl file.

    I've only skimmed the responses you've had, so apologies if this is already there (don't think it was though?).

    HTH,

    Ade

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