Insert Network password, Control Panel &NetWork Neighborhood disappears

What causes Control Panel and Network Neighborhood to disappear when the password of MS Network is entered? I tested this problem a few times to insure that this disappearing CP and NN problem is for real.
uyeshiro6Asked:
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dew_associatesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Thanks Ron. I'll refer to all of the above dialogue relative to this issue!
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
uyeshiro6, <<Control Panel and Network Neighborhood to disappear >>, can you explain in details how these icons disappear, where you're referring to?      pslh
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dew_associatesCommented:
Hi Uyeshiro6!

In all likelihood someone has setup system policies on that PC. You can resolve this one of three ways depending how these changes or policies were implemented.

Method 1:
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Use the policy editor and change the policies for the user logon being used;

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Method 2:
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There are times when desktop machines are connected to a network, whether it is peer-to-peer, LAN or WAN, and the network admin wants to insure that certain functions are not available and they make a registry change.

1. Start Regedit

2. Go to HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Policies

3. There should already be at least an Explorer key

4. Additional keys that can be created under Policies are System, Network and WinOldApp, you can then add DWORD values set to 1 in the appropriate keys to disable or 0 (zero) to enable

5. In the Explorer key you can add of delete:

NoNetHood -  Which Hides the Network Neighborhood

6. In the System key you can add or delete:

NoDispCPL - Disable Display Control Panel


Method 3:
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Open Wordpad and search in your C:\Windows folder for control.ini and open it.

Check in there for the following:

[Don't Load]

In here you may find several files such as desk.cpl etc.

This will prevent the applet from showing up on the desktop or in control panel.

I would probably check the policies portion of the resgitry first.

Dennis
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uyeshiro6Author Commented:
Hi Dennis,

Again, appreciate the quick response.
Let try your solution options.

Thanks,
Ron

To: Plsh
Subj: More detail info re:problem...
Basically, during the logon process the MS Network window pops up for me to enter my password, if I insert the correct password, the Network Neighborhood(NN) does not show on the main screen and the Control Panel(CP)(in my case is at my desktop window)is disabled or discolored(no response if clicked on).
If I do not enter my password and hit cancel.  Both NN and CP work properly.
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dew_associatesCommented:
Ron, based upon this last post, you may also want to consider that there may be some damage to your profile. You can try and resolve this by removing your user profile entirely and then set it up again.

Quick question also: When you logon to the LAN, are any scripts being run? If so, there may be something in that script that is causing this.
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jmfairchildCommented:
Ron,
  From a network admin's perspective, it looks like dew_associates is correct. Your profile is probably being loaded to your PC when you logon to the network. If this is a "work" PC, I would suggest talking to the Network Administrator before you go editing the registry or implementing any other "fixes". If you were on my network, and did something of the like, you probably wouldn't have ANY access very quickly. Just a note to keep you from getting into any hot water before it happens. Hope this helps...
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jmfairchildCommented:
Ron,
  From a network admin's perspective, it looks like dew_associates is correct. Your profile is probably being loaded to your PC when you logon to the network. If this is a "work" PC, I would suggest talking to the Network Administrator before you go editing the registry or implementing any other "fixes". If you were on my network, and did something of the like, you probably wouldn't have ANY access very quickly. Just a note to keep you from getting into any hot water before it happens. Hope this helps...
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jmfairchildCommented:
Oops, sorry about the double post.
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uyeshiro6Author Commented:
hey guys,

Thanks a lot for all that advice...I'm busy running my kids to their soccer, karate, activities today...so have not had chance to implement...

Will get to ASAP...Thanks,
Ron
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uyeshiro6Author Commented:
Hi Dew Assoicates,

Thanks very much for the info...I believe your analysis is sound as I consulted other people....I can work around this problem for now...Who gets my 100 pts...I believe Dew Associates gave me the best answers.
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