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replace windows xp shell for command prompt or other *.exe program

Posted on 2008-06-26
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Hi,

As the title describe I would like the replace the shell of Windows XP the reason is for usuablity and fonctionnality issues.

What I want to do is the User-x will logon automatlicly to Windows XP and Domain using Tweakui !
But it only needs to open Wordpad as shell instead of explorer.exe

This way the User-X will open the computer type a note and save it. When closing Wordpad, Windows will shutdown.

Looking forward for your solutions.

Regards
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Question by:anormand
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1) open regedit
2) go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
3) Change Shell from explorer.exe to the new shell path e.g C:\program files\wordpad.exe
4) log out and log back in.

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by:AmazingTech
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Here's a complete solution with shutting down the workstation.

Copy shell.vbs to C:\.

REG ADD "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v Shell /t reg_sz /f /d "c:\windows\system32\wscript //e:vbs c:\shell.vbs"

Or apply the new shell to just UserX.


shell.vbs.txt
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