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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by liviococcia, Nov 22, 2008.

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  1. liviococcia

    liviococcia Thread Starter

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    Hello Members

    I have installed LogMeIn on my sisters computer, it's a Windows 2000 pro OS, when i do any sort of routine MS updates, or general maintenance on the computer remotely sometimes a restart is in order to complete the installtions.

    The problem is that once i have restarted her computer remotely from LogMeIn, i can't connect to her computer remotely, as an internet connection is made only when she puts in her Windows 2000 username and password when physically infront of her computer.

    Is there a way to get her computer to establish an internet connection when restarted, without having to log into the computer.

    Her modem is a BT voyager ADSL, and it's connected via USB, i have set the modem username and password to be remembered, and in IE within 'options' and then 'Connection' tab, i have set it to 'Auto Dial using my default connection', but this has not
    instructed the operating system to establish a internet connection prior to actually loggin into the windows desktop.

    Your help would be very grateful.

    Kind regards

    Livio
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Since the following is a Windows 2k type thing that can be done in XP I think it will work the same way in Win 2k. Using it to automatically log in to the system along with running something to automatically connect to the DSL should accomplish your goal.

    Auto Logon

    To enable Autologon in Windows XP
    1. Click Start, Run and enter "control userpasswords2" to open the Windows 2000-style User Accounts application.

    2. On the Users tab, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer check box and then click OK.

    3. In the Automatically Log On dialog box that appears, type the user name and password for the account you want to be logged on each time you start your computer
     
  3. liviococcia

    liviococcia Thread Starter

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    Thanks TerryNet, i'll give it a go see if this works, my only worry was that the number of uses by default are 'Administrator', 'Jane'(primary installed user) and the 'Guest' account, i then added myself (livio)

    When i do your suggestion, will the system know that the 'Jane' account is the only
    one that should auto login, and also when windows 2000 restarts, will it always restart with the 'jane' account.

    regards, and thank again
     
  4. TerryNet

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    If that's what is specified.
     
  5. oshwyn5

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    And put an internet shortcut to logmein in the start /programs / startup folder
     
  6. liviococcia

    liviococcia Thread Starter

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    Thanks for all your help, i will do everything advised to me tomorrow morning, when i'm next round my sisters, and report back

    thanks alot
    regards
     
  7. liviococcia

    liviococcia Thread Starter

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    Hello Members, thanks for your help, i found i had to use 'control userpasswords' for Win 2000 pro, then put a check into the 'Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer ' then highlight the users name, then go back and uncheck 'Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer', click
    apply and re-input that users password, restarted the computer which booted straight into the users desktop.

    The only thing i'm unsure about is where the shortcut link from the 'LogMeIn' icon in the systray to the net.

    Kind regards
     
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