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Autologon problem -need to interrupt

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:56 am
by janet thomas
We have just starting rolling out FrontMotion in our county and have installed in 135 schools so far. We are very happy with it but have a problem with autologon in the nursery schools.

On the school LAN (w2003 server with xp clients), we use a GPO with a custom ADM to set the defaultusername and defaultpassword in the registry. Without Frontmotion, when you boot a PC, it logs on automatically to the specified account. When you log OFF, you are returned to the MS Logon screen with blanks in the user name which allows you to enter a different account. (i.e. the autologon only happens from a reboot). With FrontMotion installed, the PC logs on automatically as expected but when you logoff off, it just turns around an logs on again. This is a problem when a supervisor needs to logon as the autologon account is a very limited student account. Is there anyway to interrupt this so that you can logon with another account id?

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:51 am
by DraconPern
Yup, hold down shift as you are logging out until it goes back to the login screen. It won't automatically login as the limited user.