Suppress Windows XP login
Posted on 2002-06-30
We use NetWare clients on Win XP. Our users are forced to change their individual NetWare passwords very month. All sensitive information is held on the Novell server. We do also use Windows networking occasionally but would prefer not to have to login to Windows. The NetWare clients offer the option to synchronise passwords but this creates confusion, because we do not set up individual pc accounts for each user on each pc's Windows system.
I should like to abolish any login screens which refer to Windows passwords. I don't want users to have to think about Windows passwords. Most especially I don't want them inadvertently to set a local password on the standard account on a Windows XP machine, because this can prevent other users from using that pc.
Can someone please advise on a way of setting up XP so that we never get presented with Windows login or password questions? (I think that using AutoAdminLogon would be inappropriate because the monthly change of NetWare password would not be recognised by Windows, and anyway we don't want any Windows passwords).