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troubleshooting Question

Booting laptop with system password automatically sends user to a specific windows profile

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Good morning,

Does IBM's BIOS support the setting of a password at boot that when entered with one specific password, say when the user enters the password "apple123", the local user account with no domain access and a special limited background and desktop icon set loads.

When the other user, the owner of the laptop boots the computer and say enters a password of "P@$$w0rd" it loads his domain profile and all of the business related functions are there.

Is anyone aware of if this is possible?

If so, what would be needed?

Is there something Windows XP supports that will allow for this?

The laptop is currently connected to a Windows 2003 domain over a VPN connection between a Pix 501 and a Pix 506e

Example of why I need to set this up

This laptop will have a business and personal use

The laptop business use is domain connected at a office with Outlook 2003 connecting over RPC to the Exchange 2003 server at the corporate office. That profile is the default.

Say the user wants to let his grandson use his laptop with out giving his grandson access to all of his programs. Do we just need to log the child on by changing the domain to the local computer then logging on with the local user account?

Please let me know if you have any ideas!


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