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Welcome Screen Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Thomas M., Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Thomas M.

    Thomas M. Flightless Bird

    Windows XP Pro SP3

    I recently set up a computer for my mother who is in her 70s. She likes
    the look and feel of the login process when the Welcome screen and Fast
    User Switching are enabled, so I've enabled both. Now I would like to
    lock her down to a standard user account. However, I find that when I
    remove her account from the local Administrators group, it no longer
    appears as one of the options on the Welcome screen. If I add the
    account back to the local Administrators group, it reappears on the
    Welcome screen.

    Is there a way to use the Welcome screen with a standard user account?

    Thanks for any help that you can offer.

    --Tom
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Windows XP Pro SP3
    >
    > I recently set up a computer for my mother who is in her 70s. She likes
    > the look and feel of the login process when the Welcome screen and Fast
    > User Switching are enabled, so I've enabled both. Now I would like to
    > lock her down to a standard user account. However, I find that when I
    > remove her account from the local Administrators group, it no longer
    > appears as one of the options on the Welcome screen. If I add the
    > account back to the local Administrators group, it reappears on the
    > Welcome screen.
    >
    > Is there a way to use the Welcome screen with a standard user account?
    >
    > Thanks for any help that you can offer.
    >
    > --Tom
    >


    Is the account a member of at least one other group ?

    Bernd
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Thomas M. wrote:
    > Windows XP Pro SP3
    >
    > I recently set up a computer for my mother who is in her 70s. She
    > likes the look and feel of the login process when the Welcome screen
    > and Fast User Switching are enabled, so I've enabled both. Now I
    > would like to lock her down to a standard user account. However, I
    > find that when I remove her account from the local Administrators
    > group, it no longer appears as one of the options on the Welcome
    > screen. If I add the account back to the local Administrators group,
    > it reappears on the Welcome screen.
    >
    > Is there a way to use the Welcome screen with a standard user account?
    >
    > Thanks for any help that you can offer.


    This is typical behavior whenever you are in Safe Mode. If you are not
    in Safe Mode, perhaps the profile is corrupted. Why not set up a new
    profile?
     
  4. Thomas M.

    Thomas M. Flightless Bird

    In article <OE3HfSx2KHA.5420@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, daave@example.com
    says...
    >
    > Thomas M. wrote:
    > > Windows XP Pro SP3
    > >
    > > I recently set up a computer for my mother who is in her 70s. She
    > > likes the look and feel of the login process when the Welcome screen
    > > and Fast User Switching are enabled, so I've enabled both. Now I
    > > would like to lock her down to a standard user account. However, I
    > > find that when I remove her account from the local Administrators
    > > group, it no longer appears as one of the options on the Welcome
    > > screen. If I add the account back to the local Administrators group,
    > > it reappears on the Welcome screen.
    > >
    > > Is there a way to use the Welcome screen with a standard user account?
    > >
    > > Thanks for any help that you can offer.

    >
    > This is typical behavior whenever you are in Safe Mode. If you are not
    > in Safe Mode, perhaps the profile is corrupted. Why not set up a new
    > profile?


    Thanks for the reply.

    I am not in Safe Mode. I have two other profiles that I have used for
    testing, all the behavior is the same on all of them--if I remove the
    account from the local Administrators group it disappears from the
    Welcome screen. Everything else is working fine.

    I'm working with a new hard drive and a fresh build of Windows from
    scratch, all patched up to date. Also, I am not using any boot managers
    or anything of that sort. It's just your average plain vanilla single
    OS system.

    --Tom
     
  5. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Thomas M. wrote:
    > In article <OE3HfSx2KHA.5420@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, daave@example.com
    > says...
    >>
    >> Thomas M. wrote:
    >>> Windows XP Pro SP3
    >>>
    >>> I recently set up a computer for my mother who is in her 70s. She
    >>> likes the look and feel of the login process when the Welcome screen
    >>> and Fast User Switching are enabled, so I've enabled both. Now I
    >>> would like to lock her down to a standard user account. However, I
    >>> find that when I remove her account from the local Administrators
    >>> group, it no longer appears as one of the options on the Welcome
    >>> screen. If I add the account back to the local Administrators
    >>> group, it reappears on the Welcome screen.
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to use the Welcome screen with a standard user
    >>> account?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for any help that you can offer.

    >>
    >> This is typical behavior whenever you are in Safe Mode. If you are
    >> not in Safe Mode, perhaps the profile is corrupted. Why not set up a
    >> new profile?

    >
    > Thanks for the reply.
    >
    > I am not in Safe Mode. I have two other profiles that I have used for
    > testing, all the behavior is the same on all of them--if I remove the
    > account from the local Administrators group it disappears from the
    > Welcome screen. Everything else is working fine.
    >
    > I'm working with a new hard drive and a fresh build of Windows from
    > scratch, all patched up to date. Also, I am not using any boot
    > managers or anything of that sort. It's just your average plain
    > vanilla single OS system.


    Perhaps this post will help, Tom:

    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin/msg/624de7857d121459?hl=en
     

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