xp user accounts question "ASP.NET MACHINE A"

  sunny staines 18:08 29 Jun 2007

I have a mystery account called "ASP.NET MACHINE...A" [limited account password protected]

and a "Guest" account which is never used.

is it OK to delete these two I am the only user of the computer?

  FungusBoggieman 18:17 29 Jun 2007

it comes in with windows update
I just delete it from my pc all work fine here

  sunny staines 18:25 29 Jun 2007

thanks for the reply just rembered to google it and found the following.

The aspnet_wp or ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP computer. The user is created to run the asp.net worker process used in Microsoft's Internet Information Services, which allows ASP.net to run on your local web server (This is pretty much its only use, it is not used to run normal .net managed executables). There is not a need to worry about this user's presence; it was not created in malicious way.
from this site click here

  sunny staines 18:47 29 Jun 2007

Still not fully happy about deleting it, but it seems to be preventing autologon into windows xp pro. I have run the control passwords2 RUN COMMAND with no joy.

  sunny staines 19:17 29 Jun 2007

played safe left ASP.NET in place. got autologon back using TWEAK UI

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