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How to fix the Cancel Logon problem, Method II

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Posted On 2007-01-01 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Cancel Logon
Tags: Tip Windows
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The problem: You have set up several Windows passwords for the users working with your computer. You hope that from now on a user will have to enter a correct user name and password before s/he will be allowed to start working with Windows. This protection, however, can be easily bypassed (unless your computer is connected to a secure network): Anyone can logon to Windows as a new user - simply by typing a new user name at the logon prompt. Or an unauthorized user can just press the Cancel button at the logon prompt and start using the computer as the default user.

One method of fixing this problem is as follows:

From now on, whenever someone logs on by pressing Cancel on the logon prompt, or by entering a new user name in the logon screen, the screen saver you have chosen will run at startup and the password prompt will be shown. Other user accounts may be used as usual: since each user has a separate user profile, the change in the Registry described above will not affect other users.

To restore the original functionality, simply delete the FixLogon entry you've created in the Registry.

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