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    Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    No matter how much you read, something always gets ya...

    I am the only user on a laptop. Guest user is disabled. I installed Office 2003 last night and when I rebooted this morning I was prompted by Windows to choose my login. Of course, there is only me. When I checked user accounts, I found that because I also installed Contact Manager (which requires the .NET framework be installed), it had added an account named "ASP.NET Machine A..." which is a limited rights login. It doesn't appear on the login screen but since Contact Manager has been associated with my Outlook profile, it is probably being logged in along with me.

    Well, this is a pain in the neck (or somewhat lower down). Is there any way to avoid this unnecessary login? I am dubious, after looking through the Contact Manager, that I will be wanting to use it... Can I cleanly remove the .NET framework? Can I cleanly disassociated my Outlook profile with the Contact Manager program?

    Any input on this subject (making it work, yanking it out) will be appreciated.

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    Using TweakUI from MS, you can set an automatic logon.
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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    Is there any way to avoid this unnecessary login?

    Yes, Download and install TweakUI Powertoy for Windows XP from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...ppowertoys.mspx

    Download links are on the right side of the page. Scroll down to TweakUI. Make sure you are NOT choosing TweakUI for Itanium-based systems.

    Afrer installation, click Start | All Programs | PowerToys for Windows XP | TweakUI. Then in TweakUI window on the left pane click the + sign before the word "Logon" and click on the word "Autologon". On the right pane/ check the checkbox "Log on automatically at system startup" and click Apply, OK/

    Can I cleanly remove the .NET framework? Can I cleanly disassociated my Outlook profile with the Contact Manager program?

    You can do it, but if you are comfortable with solution above, don't do it.

    To remove programs (as Microsoft .NET Framework) or modify program installation (as Microsoft Office Small Business Edition), from Control Panel open Add or Remove Programs and from the list of installed programs choose the program which you want to uninstall or change.

    For more information about Contact Manager, see
    http://www.microsoft.com/office/outlook/co...odinfo/faq.mspx

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    Kim,

    There is a growing number of programs that use the .NET framework. You'll be better off using TweakUI as the .NET stuff will most likely get re-installed again anyway.

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    Hi and thanks. I saw this and references to it and wondered if it would work for me. I don't have a password on my logon -- would I have to set one? I'm hesitant to set anything up that I don't understand at least a little...

    Also, whenever my screensaver kicks in (which is often), I also have to click on my logon, so would this affect that?

    Despite advice to get used to it, I think I'm pulling the plug. I would actually rather spend my days working than tweaking my computer so I can work. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    Thanks for your help.

    I decided to pull the plug and realized I had a restore point and so could wipe it away with a few clicks.

    <img src=/S/ranton.gif border=0 alt=ranton width=66 height=37>
    It's ludicrous for a single-owner laptop to require a separate user account to access a local database. I have no desire to be a node on the .NET framework looming out there (the brilliance of Microsoft's vision notwithstanding). All I want to do is get my work done. And I wasn't impressed with the Contact Manager anyway -- it sat in Outlook, but it didn't exactly integrate with it.
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    OK, all better. And much thanks to all with advice for me!

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    The screensaver is prompting for a logon because you have the "display Welcome Screen" checked. Simply UNcheck it (right click on the desktop>properties>Screen Saver tab).

    What are you "pulling the plug" on - Office 2003 or simply Contact Manager? It's certainly up to you, but either way, it seems a little drastic simply because you don't wish to click on your User Name when booting. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    edited to add: You do realize that you can install O2003 without installing Contact Manager ?
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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    You mean "it" isn't as clear as it is in my head???

    Yes, I just meant to pull the plug on the Contact Manager -- I'm not sure it was right for me, anyway. I still have the rest of 2k+3 installed.

    BTW, "display Welcome screen" was unchecked.

    Thanks! Kim

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    <center>
    <hr>BTW, "display Welcome screen" was unchecked<hr>
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    TweakUI did that. I'll bet you haven't had your screensaver go on since you installed TweakUI (you did install TweakUI, didn't you ???) and thus didn't notice the change had take effect there too.
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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    I'm a little confused by your statement. My mileage has varied.

    Yes, I installed TweakUI -- quite a while before I installed O2003. Yes, my screensaver has come on but it never displayed the welcome screen on waking up until after I installed Contact Manager (and the .NET framework).

    I don't remember unchecking that box... Even so, it was unchecked throughout my .NET experience, which leads me to think that even with the box unchecked, Windows would still display the welcome screen??? Is it possible that because .NET framework installs a second user (which is also logged on to accommodate .NET transactions), Windows XP displays the welcome screen to (unnecessarily) differentiate between the two?

    K

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    Re: Don't want to log in... (WinXP Pro SP1)

    <hr>Is it possible that because .NET framework installs a second user (which is also logged on to accommodate .NET transactions), Windows XP displays the welcome screen to (unnecessarily) differentiate between the two?<hr>
    Seems highly likely to me.

    StuartR

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