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Powertoys auto network login won't work w.98

Posted on 1998-09-08
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Coming from w95 I liked the powertoys ability to provide
auto login to the (private) network. Unfortunately this
does not work for me under 98 + powertoys 98.
Anybody can provide a clue here?

Entered a username and empty password in TweakUI...
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Question by:triton090898
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by:MasseyM
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Do you have the Microsoft Client For Networks installed in the Network Icons via Control Panel?
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by:JBURGHARDT
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You need to put password
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by:MasseyM
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Password is not necessary with the TweakUI...

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by:Mrfixit
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I'm having the same problem. Sometimes it will work when you cold boot. But most of the time it does not work. MS does not provide any support for these utilities. You can find this information in the registry.
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ckayter earned 50 total points
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First, use the Win98 TweakUI (ver. 1.25). You can find this on the CD. It is not available for d/l from the 'net.

CD Drive:\tools\reskit\powertoy\tweakui.inf

Secondly, as JBURGHARDT said, you need to enter the password. Not every time, just once in the field designated for it on the TweakUI Network Tab.

Now, if you have an intranet or LAN, you need to set security to automatically log on to the network.

Open IE Browser, View Menu, Internet Options.... Alternately, you can do this from Control Panel, Internet icon.

Go to the Security tab, and select the Local Intranet Zone from the drop list at the top. Select CUSTOM from the radio button list, then click Settings... button. Scroll toward the bottom of the list until you see "User Authentication." Verify that it is set to "Automatic logon only in Intranet Zone." If you are not the network administrator, the IE security may be set in such a way that you cannot edit your security settings...


Lastly, there are some entries in the registry (don't forget to back up the registry before you play in here).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\SO\AUTH\LOGON\COND (Set by IE controls above)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\SO\AUTH\LOGON\SILENT  (Set by IE controls above)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Network\Real Mode Net, value in right pane: autologon    data=1 (yes) or 0 (no)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon, value in right pane: autoadminlogon     data=1 (yes) or 0 (no).


Hope this helps. I agree, TweakUI is the BEST. And you'll love the new version (which probably doubles the number of "tweakables")!!!!


Colleen
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by:MasseyM
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That is not correct... There is no need for a password.  It all has to do with having Microsoft Client installed and making that your client login.
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by:ckayter
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You're right, Massey. It has a field to enter your password, but you can leave it blank (in fact, mine is blank!). Been so long since I'd seen it....

Colleen

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by:Mrfixit
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Testing colleen answer I was missing the key under real mode net
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by:triton090898
ID: 1644715
Sorry, hadn't had any time to check it out and so I'm still
unable to do your friendly provided help the least bit of justice.
Hope this will happen soon.

Anyway, I think it's definately the right direction and so
I'm giving those points away lightly hearted :-)

Thany you.

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by:ckayter
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Thank you, triton...

You can post a 0 point question for me if that doesn't work...

Colleen

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by:Mrfixit
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Still an intermitting problem for me.
Sometimes it works from a cold boot
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by:ckayter
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Mrfixit, have you cracked open the registry and tweaked it directly as indicated in my instructions to triton???

CK
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by:Mrfixit
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To colleen,
yes except I'm missing some of the registry entries
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\SO\AUTH\LOGON\COND (Set by IE controls above)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\SO\AUTH\LOGON\SILENT  (Set by IE controls above)

You stated that these entries are made by IE not true they dont exist on my machine I will put them in place after backing up the registry. You know win98 makes a backup every time you start but how can you go back? silly me got carried away I'll make the entries and let you know.
these are the values for IE. That should not affect logging into win98. Should work doesn't another bug maybe
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by:ckayter
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MrFixIt, you can probably create these keys in IE.

View Menu, Security Tab, Custom, Settings... button. Scroll Down to USER AUTHENTICATION. Select "Automatic logon only in Intranet Zone" or "Automatic logon using current user name and password."

Worth a shot???
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by:triton090898
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Well,

here I am again. The problem has changed slightly. Autodial is working now, except that I allwas have to reenter the /%$%$-Password...

I've checked 'Save password' in the Dial-up-network dialog box, of course...

Anyone?

triton
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by:bohmmrwc
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Well, you probably created a shortcut/link from your
desktop or start menu to the real entry in the dial-up
network, right?

The problem is that it is not a real link, but rather some
kind of copy.

The solution is simply to delete the exportet dun-entry
from your desktop or start menu, then going to the real
dial up network folder and start dialing up from there,
enable "save password" and entering the password. After
one successful log in from there, you can re-create the
shortcut on your desktop or start menu and from then on
it ought to work.

Regards,
Niels
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