Where did this user account come from?

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Wxflyer

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I'm in the process of setting up a home network. I have XP Home on the computer that's hardwired to the router.

I was attempting to configure the XP computer for file sharing when I noticed an unfamiliar user account called "ASP.NET Machine A..."

This user account does not appear on the welcome screen with the user accounts for my wife and myself. I didn't know it was there until I opened Control Panel>User Accounts, and there it was. How did this account get there, and why can't I see it on the welcome screen?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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It is configure into windows upon instalation and can be deleted...By the administrator..
 
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It is used for remote logon and more than likely a security hole that would be vulnerable to attackers...
 
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You probably got it from an XP update, at least that is how I got mine.
Motherboard is correct as always as to its uses.
Have a look in your Add-Remove programs, and you may see an entry for ASP.NET. You can remove the whole update/program, and take out the log-in if you wish. I have done so to save space.
The Log-in if active is extremely limited in its abilities, and you cannot use it directly.
 

Wxflyer

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Thank you all.

Do I need ASP.NET if I'm setting up a network?

Thanks.
JW
 
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