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How to set Windows XP welcome Screen (without pressing <ctrl> <alt> <del>)

Posted on 2004-10-30
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Good day to all,

I want to set windows welcome screen with the login (users) Icon, which allow me to swith user feature. Currently the screen is displayed in the classic view where i have to press <ctrl> <alt> <del>) to login.

Note: My OS is windows XP pro and the PC is a network linked.

Thanks.
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Question by:Yaskalai
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    by:amirinamdar
    Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>change the way users log on or off> Select 'Use Welcome Screen' and enable simple file sharing.
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    by:Yaskalai
    Amir,

    I did follow your suggestion, but I can't see any instruction such as "change the way users log on off" and also "Use Welcome Screen" as well.

    There are two Tabs (Users and advanced) and there is no option as you indicated.  
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    by:amirinamdar
    Hi,
    Do you have a group policy on the network? And, do you have an admin account? Only an admin account can make such changes.
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    by:Yaskalai
    Yes I do have an admin account..but what do you mean by group policy...? Infact there are 8 persons who have to log in to the system and all of them are Administrators.  When we on the PC it will ask to press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Del> to log on...

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    by:amirinamdar
    When you open the User Accounts in Control Panel, you should be able to see something like this : http://www.geocities.com/kasaneva/ee/usracc.JPG [link will be deleted in 3 days].
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    by:Luc Franken
    Hello Yaskalai,

    Just a quick question...
    Are these computers members of a domain or of a workgroup?
    If you're on a domain, Fast user switching doesn't work.

    How To Use the Fast User Switching Feature in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=279765

    Greetings,

    LucF
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    by:Yaskalai
    Thanks Amirinamdar..I have seen your screenshot but mine is different from yours. Please follow the link as I uploaded in my Yahoo photos account.

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/schindler_o/album?.dir=/6542&.src=ph&.tok=phqfj_BBAL3uc3Ll

    Thanks.

    LucF, i did follow your suggestion...so I cannot do welcome screen in the pc that linked to domain?

    thanks.
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    Seems like you're on a domain... so, sorry but you won't be able to use the "Fast user switching" option and will have to keep this login screen.

    Maybe you find this article a bit more clear:
    A Discussion About the Availability of the Fast User Switching Feature
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=294739

    I quote:
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    This feature is only available if the computer is not a member of a Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain, and you are not using a third-party product that replaces the Microsoft Graphical Identification and Authentication file (Msgina.dll).
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    LucF
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    by:amirinamdar
    Oops! LucF got it!
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