XP Pro Network logon

  Michendi 10:46 05 Apr 2005

In Windows 2000 Pro it is quite simple (tick in a box) to require network users to enter a user name and password in order to gain access to a PC on the network.

Microsoft in their infinite wisdom have either removed or moved this option in XP Pro. It certainly isn't in the same setup option dialog box as it is in W2K Pro. I have looked in other logical places to set this up but have not as yet found the option.

Can anyone confirm whether this option is still available in XP Pro and if "yes"..... where????


  matt1234 12:08 06 Apr 2005

xp pro doesnt have that option as far as i know, you will either have to go on with 2000pro or install some third party program!!!

  BigMoFoT 11:17 07 Apr 2005

Presumably you mean the ctrl+alt+del logon?

Well after my laptop was connected to a domain I wanted to remove the ctrl+alt+del login so I checked on the net and if you disbale offline files that got round the problem, so maybe if you enable offline files you'll get the login screen. However when you connect to a domain you should get this option anyway...

Offline files is in folder options.

  recap 16:38 08 Apr 2005

Log on as Administrator, open User Account/Advanced (tab), tick the box for Requires user to use Ctrl+Alt+Del

  Michendi 22:34 27 Apr 2005

that works but what a pain in the &8%$ It is really convenient to login via the XP "Welcome" screen. Wouldn't it be really nice to have a little tickbox in the Network options that when ticked would force network users to login.

Why is administering even a simple network always got to be so painful?

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