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Hi - I have mulitple users using outlook 2003 on one computer under a shared logon network account. Each user is setup to use their own network login information. The problem is that the previous user is getting their account locked out everyday by the user after them because they don't look to see if its their logon ID. Is there a way to blank out the last logged on user for outlook?
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by:KCTS
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The simplest way is to make the users use a different windows logon - it also provides better security. You can use the fix "Clear Last User on Boot Screen in XP" at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm to clear the last logon
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by:kadadi_v
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Create the three diffenet users on that winxp pc meand it creates the three differnet profile on your pc so each use must be login with there user id and password and there is no utility to make the blank last login information so you have to check who is logged in...



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V.K.
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by:pctechnut
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I tried the "Clear Last User on Boot Screen" and this did not work.

This computer is a lab computer that everyone logs in under a machine account. When each user wants to check their email they open outlook and enter in their network ID and password to see only their emails. When they close outlook their network ID is cached so that when the next user goes to login to check their email they are not remembering to change the network ID to theirs and so locking the previous users account. There must be some registry entry or batch file I could add that would clear or blank out the login ID for outlook.
We have over 50 computers in our labs and so creating individual user accounts just for email is not something we are looking to do. Thank you for your comment.
Regards,
Karen
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by:KCTS
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You can force windows XP to not dispaly the last logon name with a simple registry hack
see http://www.updatexp.com/tip13.html
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by:kadadi_v
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If you want to see the mails or you have to downlaod that mails to outlook .if you want to see the mails then you can use the http://mail2web.com and give there email address & password menas using webmail if your mail server(domain) is registered so you had the pop3 address of your server..?

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V.K.
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by:pctechnut
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KCTS: I tried the registry link you found but this did not work. Thanks for the effort.

Regards,
Karen
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I did find a registry setting that has worked for my situation and wanted to share it with everyone. I found it on pctools.com ( http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/988/  ). I had to add 2 registry entries and it clears the initial network logon as well as the logging into Outlook. Thanks to everyone who did try to help.

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
Value Name: DontDisplayLastUserName
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = remove username)

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