When you used Tweak UI to setup automatic logon in Windows 2000, the password appears in plaintext in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. However, when you use the latest version of Tweak UI, the password no longer appears at this location. Instead, it is encrypted in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SECURITY\Policy\Secrets\DefaultPassword.
I like TweakUI. But consider the more powerful freeware X-Setup which currently includes 500+ tweaks. For administrators, the following feature is compelling.
With Record Mode activated, nearly all changes from a plug-in or wizard are recorded to a REG file. This file can then be easily applied to thousands of machines without needing to install X-Setup on them .
X-Setup works for Windows 95, Windows 98 (SE), Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows ME
- Ability to rename or change the icon of any shell folder (such as My Computer, Recycle Bin).
- Add / Remove specific shell folders from My Computer or the Desktop.
- Ability to move your desktop directory, and other folders such as Favorites, etc
- Show Windows Bitmaps as thumbnails in Explorer.
- Scripting language to create 'plugins' that can modify the registry, INI files, etc.
- Full context-sensitive help (What's This? help).
- Windows 95/98/2000 and Windows NT 4.0 specific features.