I am posting this in the Vista forums cause I couldn't find an XP forum.
I have a machine on our local small business network that I am trying to set
up as a dedicated print machine for CD labels. I set up an account on our
domain that has minimal read only access to the shared section of our server.
I want this print machine to automatically log in as this account so that
various people in our office can use it to print labels, and can access
graphics that we put on our server.
We previously had this lable printer set up on a mac, and setting up auto
log in as a particular account with low privlages is really easy to do on a
mac. Unfortunately the printer driver is buggy on the mac, so I was wanting
to shift it over to one of our old pcs.
I don't want everyone to have to log on and create separate accounts with
separate settings on this computer though. I just need one print account
that auto logs in! I have been banging my head against the wall trying to
enable this though.
The only articles I have found online are these:
This doesn't work as we need the machine on our domain so we can transfer
images to it.
The other article I found was this one:
This seems way to complicated. I don't think I should have to monkey with
the registry to enable such a simple feature, but I tried it anyway.
Unfortunately I couldn't get it to work because the key "Winlogon" doesn't
seem to exist under the path
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\C urrentVersion\" (Why is
there a WindowsNT directory in the registry of a WindowsXP machine anyway?)
Could someone please help?