Logging In

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Squirrelish87, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I seem to remember, back in the day, there was a way to do this: When you start your computer, you know how most people have it start the logon screen, and some have it to have the box for username come up? I was wondering, if from the logon screen, there was a hotkey to open that little logon box. The point is to have the normal Logon screen for my one acct, then be able to switch into the admin using the logon box. Anyone know of one?
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    To go from the Welcome Screen to the Windows 2000 style login, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice and you'll get the login prompt you want temporarily.
     
  3. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hm its not working with my custom login screen... maybe thats why i couldnt find it. Ill check the options on the actual editor and see. Thanks man!
     
  4. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Hm no neither will work, even if i take off my custom one and take out the program that applies it. Ok lets try a different route. Any way to do it like this?

    Run... CMD someswitchuserfunction admin password ?
    Any way to do it in he cmd prompt?
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2007
  5. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    What version of Windows are you running? I'm not sure if this is available in XP Home.

    I use pro and it works.
     
  6. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Home, ah that could be why! Anyway, about the cmd thing..... that could be much more advantagous
     
  7. madmatt

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    CTRL+ALT+DEL works for both XP Home and XP Professional when using the "Welcome Screen".
     
  8. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    I cant get it to work for some reason, with or without loginstudio changing it. Is there another way to switch to the admin w/out restarting?
     
  9. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    By the way, if you want to login to THE administrator account you can't in Home. The admin account is only accessible in Safe Mode, there may be a way for change that but I don't know of any.
     
  10. Squirrelish87

    Squirrelish87 OSNN Junior Addict

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    Eeww. Ok lets try something else then. Hidden account, not shown on welcome screen but its there. How toget one, how to manage it, and how to get onto it. Any ideas?
     
  11. madmatt

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    "With or without loginstudio"?

    Whatever "loginstudio" is it is obviously screwing up the functionality of the "Welcome Screen". I would ditch it.
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team