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Under the "users" tab i have Administrator, guest and "user". I just want "user" to automatically login when windows restarts. I have selected "user" from the autologin dropdown box and set it to active, however it still goes to the login screen and not straight through to windows desktop. It would also be handy if the Administrator (named "Owner" for unknown reason) was not visible on the login screen, unticking active does not help. I'm testing in virtual machine after many attempts i'm just about beating my head on the keyboard, appreciate any and all help.

OS = XP Home

Edited by figarow, 13 April 2013 - 06:53 AM.



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Here's how to hide the admin account without disabling it...

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList]
"Administrator"=dword:00000000

and I've made it into an addon Attached File  Administrator_HideAdmi_Registry_TWEAKS_True_AddOn.cab   4.53KB   5 downloads with DX Tool.

I'm not sure why it's not auto login in. It appears to me you did everything correctly. Can you attach your last session.ini and your last session_u.ini BUT FIRST, FROM LAST SESSION_U, REMOVE YOUR CD KEY AND REPLACE YOUR USER ACCOUNT NAME WITH "USER" IF YOU WANT TO HIDE THAT PART?

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Many thanks, i have never added an add-on so it might be another kettle of worms for me but i will give it a shot. First please do have a look at my session.ini attached maybe i missed something.

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I've made it into an addon

I just tried to use your addon and it didn't work. Not sure what i've done wrong. When it asked me to add the addon file i navigated to where i unzipped the file and it only saw 1 file so added it.

I just tried to attach both session ini's but only one of them is in the ini format the other file is not recognized by windows and couldn't attach to this site so i opened it up and saved as .txt

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Never mind about that add-on though your not supposed to uncab it. You add it as it is. I was laying down and got to thinking that you are using XP Home. Administrator should not be in the welcome screen. It's only available in safe mode.

So I don't know for sure how that part of unattended really works on nLite when using XP Home.

I think we should wait for someone that has used XP Home to chime in.

You should edit your first post in the full editor and add XP Home to the end of your title.

Edited by -X-, 13 April 2013 - 05:15 AM.

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It would also be handy if the Administrator (named "Owner" for unknown reason) was not visible on the login screen, unticking active does not help.

You are probably retrying and retrying with a same set of files. Or the attempt is not done with an original cd.
Retry with the original and it should work. If you want to, load ONLY the Last session (rename last session_u.ini so it's not associated with the last session.ini).
Owner you see is not the administrator, it's an account you added in a previous session but nLite doesn't show it as it is not supposed to be there (nLite assumes the source is MS original) and it is not in the _u file either. So the whole users thing fails. It's a known bug.

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Never mind about that add-on though your not supposed to uncab it.


Ok , thanks for your help thus far appreciate it.

Retry with the original and it should work.


Tried that already, deleted all files from cd folder, copied files from xp home to folder, slipstreamed sp3 and re-added my settings manually but it still says it. I even deleted all the sessions before hand. Maybe i have a faulty install? I might reinstall and give it another whirl.

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Reinstall XP or nLite? I don't think either will work. I still say it has to do with XP Home. Rhetorical question... Why is administrator on the welcome screen on XP Home?

EDIT: I bet this will work though it doesn't solve the mystery... In the Users tab, uncheck active for administrator.

BTW, you only added XP Home to the end of the OP. You should add it to the end of the title also.

Edited by -X-, 13 April 2013 - 06:21 AM.

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add it to the end of the title also.


Done

EDIT: I bet this will work though it doesn't solve the mystery... In the Users tab, uncheck active for administrator.


Nope doesn't. One of the first things i tried. I even thought to make my user "Owner" and gave that a go but it gave me "user" instead....weird.

Ok here is what i've just done. I uninstalled nlite. I deleted the nlite folder "program files/nlite". I then reinstalled nlite, and created an iso with only one user called "user". Yet still once installed shows "Owner" & "user" on the login screen meaning i can't log straight in. See new session files attached.

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Is administrator also on the welcome screen this time?

Also, I don't see a new last session set.

Are you using a password with user?

Edited by -X-, 13 April 2013 - 07:32 AM.

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Is administrator also on the welcome screen this time?

No and yes it was set to Active

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Either
-keep it that way and delete the "Owner" account after install, then your only account apart of the built in "Administrator"will autologin
or
-rename Administrator as "Owner" in nLite, that will keep nLite from creating an "owner" account by default which I suspect it does as it is an obligation of XP Home to have an account aside the Administrator. nLite should at least show that account but it does not.

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Is administrator also on the welcome screen this time? Answered

Also, I don't see a new last session set.

Are you using a password with user?


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Are you using a password with user?


Opps sorry forgot to attach it and have since deleted them. No i don't have any passwords set.

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Open the ISO with WinRAR or 7-Zip and you can extract the last sessions. They are in the root of the ISO. Also a copy is also place in nLite/Presets.

I found a copy of XP Home and want to replicate what you are doing.

Edited by -X-, 13 April 2013 - 07:55 AM.

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Great idea, attached.

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or
-rename Administrator as "Owner" in nLite, that will keep nLite from creating an "owner" account by default which I suspect it does as it is an obligation of XP Home to have an account aside the Administrator. nLite should at least show that account but it does not.

Thanks i will try that soon and see if it works :)

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OK, I tried with your last session files and it automatically logged into user just fine. So I don't know why you are having problems. Maybe your source? Can you tell us about it?

And strangely enough another admin besides user is created and its named owner. I looked at nLite inf and its not created there so I don't know what is up with that. Is Windows creating it? Very strange!

Trying Ponch's recommendation should stop the account from being created. As you are doing.

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OK, I tried with your last session files and it automatically logged into user just fine. So I don't know why you are having problems. Maybe your source? Can you tell us about it?

And strangely enough another admin besides user is created and its named owner. I looked at nLite inf and its not created there so I don't know what is up with that. Is Windows creating it? Very strange!

Trying Ponch's recommendation should stop the account from being created. As you are doing.

Yes ok it must be my source. It has been burnt from my original disk which is now long gone. I can't remember how i burnt it or if it was altered in anyway. I assume it would have been written from an iso from the original disk but can't be certain. It's XP Home SP2 oem. Maybe i used nlite to slipstream SP2 all those years ago and forgot??? Pls don't hate me :( I did however do a test install from the disk a couple of hours ago and could not replicate the issues with "Owner" at login and was able to bypass login screen as user.

II will try out Ponch's recommendation and let you know how i go.

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Never mind. It logged in automatically after setup but then it gives me the welcome screen with user and owner.

Is this what you saw? First login worked. Subsequent logins didnt.

Edited by -X-, 13 April 2013 - 09:21 AM.

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Never mind. It logged in automatically after setup but then it gives me the login screen with user and owner.

Ah ha... was going to ask you that but assumed you would have tried it. Yes YES Y E S... I won't be hated :P

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You can however make it autologon with control userpasswords2 after setup and it will logon automatically.

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After doing some googling, I'm convinced this is a Windows problem and not an nLite problem. Many threads about people complaining about an Owner account and no mention of nLite.

I'm worn out right now but maybe later I will test with just a winnt.sif.

Here's the nLite.inf. No mention of Owner.

[Version]
Signature	= "$Windows NT$"
[Optional Components]
nLite
[nLite]
OptionDesc   = "nLite"
Tip      	= "Windows component removal adjustments and tweaks."
Modes    	= 0,1,2,3
AddReg   	= T
AddReg   	= TO
[U]
AddReg   	= T
[T]
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update","AUOptions",0x00010001,2
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon","AutoAdminLogon",0x00000000,1
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon","DefaultUserName",0x00000000,"user"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Driver Signing","Policy",0x00000001,0
HKCU,"SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Driver Signing","BehaviorOnFailedVerify",0x00010001,0
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion","DevicePath",0x00020000,"%SystemRoot%\inf"
HKLM,"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control","WaitToKillServiceTimeout",0x00000000,"5000"
[C]
AddReg   	= CT
[CT]
HKCU,"Control Panel\International\Geo","Nation",0x00000000,"12"
HKCU,"Control Panel\Desktop","HungAppTimeout",0x00000000,"1000"
HKCU,"Control Panel\Desktop","WaitToKillAppTimeout",0x00000000,"5000"
[TO]
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_00",0x00000000,"nhelper net1 accounts /maxpwage:unlimited"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_01",0x00000000,"nhelper net1 user """"user"""" /add /passwordreq:no"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_02",0x00000000,"nhelper net1 localgroup """"Administrators"""" """"user"""" /add"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s01",0x00000000,"rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection nlite.inf,U"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s02",0x00020000,"nhelper del /q /s """"%10%\SET*.TMP"""""
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s03",0x00020000,"nhelper delete ""%10%\SET3.TMP"""
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s04",0x00020000,"nhelper delete ""%17%\INFCACHE.1"""
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_03",0x00020000,"nhelper rd /q /s """"%SystemRoot%\NLDRV"""""
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s05",0x00020000,"nhelper moveex ""%17%\syssbck.dll"" ""%11%\syssetup.dll"""
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s06",0x00020000,"nhelper moveex ""%17%\syssbck.inf"" ""%17%\syssetup.inf"""
HKU,".DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","_nltide_3",0x00020000,"rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce","nlite_post_s07",0x00020000,"nhelper delete ""%11%\nhelper.exe"""

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OK, I just tested an unattended install without using nLite and no owner account was created. I'm confused.:}

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This is what I suspect happens;
-Normal install (Home or Pro) -> you create "Owner" or other "user" or whatever you choose, manually at OOBE, what MS sees as the good practice.
-Unattended install; XP Home (or nLite ???) creates "Owner" automatically, wether or not OOBE is ticked to be skipped in nLite.
I think Nuhi tried a workaround in nLite by adding a "New User" by default in XP Home only (you get a warning if you remove it but you can still go through), but indeed Microsoft adds its "Owner" anyway, even with "Skip OOBE" unticked. Hence my two solutions posted before.
Edit... I just read -X-'s last post and I'm a bit confused. Are you sure it was XP home ?

Edited by Ponch, 13 April 2013 - 02:32 PM.





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