Windows Logon - Shell
Posted on 2011-02-24
Here is what I am trying to do....I want a Win-XP computer to log-in automatically, and our software to start-up after getting into Windows. The user should not have any access to the Desktop, Windows Explorer, etc, only our customized software that is running. If the user exits our application, only a blank screen should be visible in the desktop.... I think I know how to achieve this, and someone can correct me if I am wrong. In regedit, create a new string value called 'Shell' and for the 'Value data' field, enter the path of the software that needs to be run upon startup and also setup auto-login capability in control panel.
My real question here is, what if an Administrator (such as myself) needs to login (or access) Windows to update software, modify settings, etc....If the system is setup to auto-login and the capability to get to Desktop, etc is disabled, how then does an Admin login into Windows?
Thanks for your help.