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Windows 2000 Pro - Can you set up (or do you need) an Automatic Logon

Posted on 2003-12-08
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I want to provide a remote print server in an office.  I cant use a Lan PrintServer unit like "HP's-JetDirect" as the printers we wnat to use do not support it (or it them).

So the idea I have come up with is to have a low power (233mhz) standalone PC, and attached to it a number of Printers all setup with Network shares.

What I want to happen is that when the PC is switched on, once boot is complete it will allow any Lan attached PC's (with the appropriate printer definitions to print to its attached devices (eg USB label printer).

So the first question:
1) Once a Network share is defined, is it necessary to have the PC Logged on in order for other LAN PCs to see the share?
2) If it is necessary for the PC to be logged on, is it possible to setup W2000 Pro to logon automatically with no operator intervention, at powerup time?

Thanks,
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That great, thanks for the info. I will try this tomorrow.
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asyscokid - does #2 work for a 2000 or 2003 domain setting?
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I tried this on a W2000 system, no idea about 2003.
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James, it works up to XP.  I have no experience with 2003 but I bet it would work.
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