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1998\03\09@021519 by paulb

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OK, I've declared it! The only relevance to PICs is that I *need*
these machines working to be able to program PICs and the network is
a tool to use my time sufficiently efficiently to do so!

 I used to use a DOS-based network to do this, but WIN95's support of
DOS-level drivers is (better than WIN3.1 but) too poor to allow this to
work reliably.  So I installed TCP/IP but Microsoft Networks can't
properly use this as a substrate, so I had to install NETBEUI as well.

 I now have two machines (and soon more) that won't auto-boot (which I
need to run my packet radio, my FAX etc...) because of these two
parasitic screens which pop up asking for a password (even though I've
never given one) and then glibly informing me it can't find a DNS to
look up the non-existent password.

 Does this strike a chord with you?  More so, have you successfully
fixed it?  Please tell?  I saw a recent comment *somewhere* about a WIN
process launcher which zaps nasty question pop-ups but where would you
insert it anyway?

 Some might say RTFM but ... this is Microslop!  I thus pray to excuse
such a "newbie of newbies" enquiry.  I'll try not to do it again...

 In anticipation...
       Paul B.

1998\03\09@080809 by Ian Havercroft

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Anytime you install a network client for Windows 95 you will get the login
name and password screen, delete the networking config and it will go away.
If you need the networking client then go to the MS website and download
the Powertoys for Windows 95, one of the powertoysis caled TweakUI and
contains an option which will enter the password for you.

Good Luck,

Ian
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Subject:  Wildly [OT] but; How to exterminate Windoze passwords?




OK, I've declared it! The only relevance to PICs is that I *need*
these machines working to be able to program PICs and the network is
a tool to use my time sufficiently efficiently to do so!

 I used to use a DOS-based network to do this, but WIN95's support of
DOS-level drivers is (better than WIN3.1 but) too poor to allow this to
work reliably.  So I installed TCP/IP but Microsoft Networks can't
properly use this as a substrate, so I had to install NETBEUI as well.

 I now have two machines (and soon more) that won't auto-boot (which I
need to run my packet radio, my FAX etc...) because of these two
parasitic screens which pop up asking for a password (even though I've
never given one) and then glibly informing me it can't find a DNS to
look up the non-existent password.

 Does this strike a chord with you?  More so, have you successfully
fixed it?  Please tell?  I saw a recent comment *somewhere* about a WIN
process launcher which zaps nasty question pop-ups but where would you
insert it anyway?

 Some might say RTFM but ... this is Microslop!  I thus pray to excuse
such a "newbie of newbies" enquiry.  I'll try not to do it again...

 In anticipation...
       Paul B.

1998\03\09@115157 by Bob Shaver

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Here is how we get our print server to auto logon.  First, remove TCP
unless you need it for other things (like WEB access).  Microsoft only
needs NETBEUI for networking.  Then go into Start->Settings->ControlPanel
then double-click the NETWORK icon.  Under the "configuration" tab make
sure the "Primary Network Logon" is set to "Windows Login", *not* "Client
for Microsoft Network".  Then set the password to blank (which you already
have done).  Setting for "Windows Login" prevents it from requiring a
password, since it does not by default go out and try to log on to a server
somewhere.  You can still access the network via Explorer or MyComputer and
other PCs can access this one.

On Sunday, March 08, 1998 4:47 PM, Paul B. Webster VK2BZC
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1998\03\09@183743 by Sheikh, Shahid, Mr., IMCEN

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I haven't used 95 in some time now so I dont remember exactly how it worked
but my machine had IP and NetBEUI loaded and didn't prompt me for a password
at boot time.

I think after you install networking, if you leave the password prompt empty
and just enter a userid, it shouldn't prompt you for the password next time
when you boot. I think it even says at that window that if you leave the
password field empty, you won't be prompted for a password again. You may
want to delete *.pwl files from your windows directory, reboot and try to
just enter the userid and leave the password blank and then see what happens
in subsequent logons.

The other solution I can think of is to get rid of Windows Logon completely
by removing Microsoft Networking completely. Just install the nic card and
the protocols. That should give you standard TCPIP connectivity but wont
give you any microsoft networking capability. Although from your post, I
think having microsoft networking is a must.

Hope this helps.

Shahid

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