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Help: Password protected account does not prompt for password at b

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dareys, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. dareys

    dareys Flightless Bird

    Greetings,

    Due to severe hacking of three machines where I was working with an account
    with full administrator privileges I learned that it is best to not use that
    for web access and configure a single account without privileges.

    After password protecting the accounts with administrator privileges, as
    well as the account without, I have noticed that when I boot, I am
    automatically logged into one of the administrator without typing a password
    although I assigned one...

    How do I make sure that when Windows XP SP3 Home Edition boots, I will have
    to choose an account and type in the password to access it?

    Thank you.

    Jean-Pierre
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Re: Password protected account does not prompt for password at b

    dareys wrote:
    > Due to severe hacking of three machines where I was working with an
    > account with full administrator privileges I learned that it is
    > best to not use that for web access and configure a single account
    > without privileges.
    >
    > After password protecting the accounts with administrator
    > privileges, as well as the account without, I have noticed that
    > when I boot, I am automatically logged into one of the
    > administrator without typing a password although I assigned one...
    >
    > How do I make sure that when Windows XP SP3 Home Edition boots, I
    > will have to choose an account and type in the password to access
    > it?


    Ensure you do not have it set for automatic logon.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. dareys

    dareys Flightless Bird

    Re: Password protected account does not prompt for password at b

    Shenan,

    Yep. That was the issue. You rule. Thank you.

    Jean-Pierre

    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > dareys wrote:
    > > Due to severe hacking of three machines where I was working with an
    > > account with full administrator privileges I learned that it is
    > > best to not use that for web access and configure a single account
    > > without privileges.
    > >
    > > After password protecting the accounts with administrator
    > > privileges, as well as the account without, I have noticed that
    > > when I boot, I am automatically logged into one of the
    > > administrator without typing a password although I assigned one...
    > >
    > > How do I make sure that when Windows XP SP3 Home Edition boots, I
    > > will have to choose an account and type in the password to access
    > > it?

    >
    > Ensure you do not have it set for automatic logon.
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     

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