Juri Strumpflohner
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Extended User Management under XP

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This will become just a very short post since I'm too tired to write a lot today. I just set up my little "server" the term is maybe not really appropriate, anyway. What I'm doing is to use my old notebook as some kind of server, where I can store common files, and on which I'm performing bigger downloads. I just wanted to configure the machine s.t. it always logs on automatically with the same account. This is quite comfortable when you control it remotely and you have to perform a restart or something. The system installed on my old notebook is a Windows XP Home Edition - not really great, but it works. Well...to come back, I wanted to set up this user-account configuration, but the Windows Home standard of managing and configuring user accounts is quite limiting, especially if you're accustomed to the one used on Win2k.
To come to an end, if you want to have also that same extended user management on your Windows XP machine, just start the following script, which puts a key in the registry:
Download Windows registry script

The content is the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}]
@="XP extended user management"
"InfoTip"="Extended user managing for XP"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}\DefaultIcon]
@="%SystemRoot%\\\\system32\\\\Shell32.dll,111"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}\Shell\Open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}\Shell\Open\command]
@="Control Userpasswords2"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{98641F47-8C25-4936-BEE4-C2Ce1298969D}]
@="Userpasswords2 in Systemsteuerung aktivieren"

After you double-click on the script, it will be executed. As a consequence you'll find an entry in your control panel which looks as follows:

I hope I was able to help some of you :)
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