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    .NET Changes Autologon (V1.1/WinXP SP2)

    As required for installation of the new beta MS SyncToy, I downloaded and installed .NET Framework 1.1. Now when I shutdown (or during restart) Autologon is switched off, with the result that I have to click my user Icon (I'm the only user) to logon. If I use TWEAKUI to recheck Autologon, this works for the next startup, but changes the following shut down.

    Is this correctable, or do I have to live with this?

    Chris

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    Re: .NET Changes Autologon (V1.1/WinXP SP2)

    I believe you're going to have to live with it. However, from a security point of view, it is totally insane NOT to logon, even if you are the only user. That logon is the first layer of protection for your machine and the data it contains. When you're working in an internet connected world, that is the very least you should do.
    Charlotte

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    Re: .NET Changes Autologon (V1.1/WinXP SP2)

    We might be talking about different autologins here, but the one I use (control userpasswords2) only applies to the person sitting at the keyboard, I think. When I connect to my PC from a remote PC I'm still asked to supply a username & password (except when it's the same as the username & password on the remote PC), I think-it's been a while since I've checked this as I use the same name/password on all the PC's in my network (of which I'm the only user-it's a small network). I remember checking this out before I first set it up & deciding that it was safe to use, but I can't really remember the details anymore so maybe I'm mistaken, but I think that if the machine is physically secure & the default login is both a restricted user & requires a password then it's not too bad if the password is supplied automatically. I think.

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