Cannot get on Bootup the Logon Window

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 19 Sept. 1998 / Last Updated on 19 Sept. 1998]

You have a network installed, but on booting the system, you do NOT get a Logon Window ( First make sure, that this was not setup on purpose to avoid the Logon Window):
Check in the Control-Panel your network setup:

- you need a Network client (for Microsoft or Netware networks)
- the Network client MUST be your Primary Network Logon


You still do NOT get on Bootup the Network Logon Window ?
When you select in the Shutdown window:

to "log on as a different user", do you then get the Logon Window ?

This is a weird problem, which is caused by the installation of certain models of network boards (bug ?).
Solution ( as published in the Microsoft Knowledge base articleQ141858 ):

Use "Regedit" to view your Registry and verify under the key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
the Network\RealModeNet section:
do you have a key "AutoLogon" (value does NOT matter) ?
If yes, DELETE THIS KEY "AutoLogon" !

Then reboot your system, you should then get your Network Logon Window:

The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.

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