Enable the Welcome Screen login in XP Pro when using NComputing vSpace
Posted on 2012-03-28
I am using NComputing x350 and vSpace 4.04.010 on an XP Pro PC. Ordinarily when you install vSpace it sets XP up for multi user login… Meaning you get the username and password login box rather than the welcome screen with the various user icons. I think this has something to do with fast user switching.
Normally this is fine but I am setting this up for a kindergarten classroom and I would sure love to “Change the way user’s login” and utilize the Welcome screen. When I do this I get a “Windows cannot apply the welcome screen setting you selected” error message. If I try to disable fast user switching I get “Windows cannot apply the Fast User Switching setting you selected”.
I am sure this is an NComputing issue (their tech support was not much help) but there must be a Registry or Group Policy setting to force the setting.
Having kindergartener’s login with a username is asking for trouble… If they could go up to one of the NComputing stations (Host or Stations) and just press their user icon will make it a much more successful experience for the kids (and the teachers)