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How to make smartcard logon as default logon for windows

I want to make the smartcard logon for windows as the default logon

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Re: how to make smartcard logon as default logon for...

Using smart cards with Windows 2000/XP is a two-fold problem.

First, you need to have the card manufacturer's Cryptographic Service Provider (CSP) installed. For Windows 2000/XP, the Schlumberger and Gemplus CSPs are installed and using a "Win2K Compatible" card from either of these vendors does not require the installation of additional software.

The second part to the involves getting a certificate in the correct format onto the card. Assuming you are refering to PKINIT, you will need to have a card with only a single certificate that follows Microsoft's "Smart Card Logon" profile. Additionally, you will need to do some configuration on the Active Directory side to make it work.

Microsoft summerizes the process in the following Knowledge Base article:

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Smartcard cannot be forwarded to Terminal Server via RDP

Try re-registering the services on the client computer and see if that fixes it. Otherwise I would consider reinstalling Windows on the client.

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How To Change Your Windows 7 Logon Screen Background

Go here and download the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer.

  1. Download and install the Windows 7 Logon Background Changer.
  2. Open the program, choose a folder for the location of your pictures.
  3. Select a Logon background, and click Apply This Background.

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How to enable the NUM LOCK key for the logon screen

The status of the NUM LOCK key is specific for each user, and it is disabled by default. If you want the NUM LOCK key enabled for use before a user presses CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on (the logon desktop), you need to edit the registry. To enable NUM LOCK for the Logon desktop (shown when no user is logged on), use the steps below:
  • Click Start, Run and type regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following location:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Keyboard
  • Double-click the value InitialKeyboardIndicators
  • Set the value-data from 0 to 2
  • Close Regedit
To undo the above, change the InitialKeyboardIndicators value back to 0

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My power glitched, now when i try to log in to windows my password isn't recognized. i've tried everything.

By default xp has an unsecured adminstrator account. At the logon screen press Ctl + Alt + Del twice to bring up the standard logon dialogue box. Type the username "administrator" without the quotation marks. Leave the password empty. Press ok to login. Hopefully that gets you logged on to windows so you can reset your user account

Jan 12, 2014 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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On startup and closedown the normal sound effects do not now play.can you computer is windows xp.

Are all the sounds except your LogOn & LogOff sounds ok? If this is the fact, then all you need to do is to change the sound theme. To do this, right click on the volume tray icon on the task bar and select the "sound properties" and select "sounds". Now select "Windows Default" and click on apply and press ok. But if your sound theme is already "Windows Default", then it may be a problem of system file missing.

Hope this helps,


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Applying the settings to the logon desktop

Next, you need to apply the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop / Welcome Screen (Technically, HKEY_USERS\.Default registry key), so that the Screensaver is invoked when no user is logged on. Copying all the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop (or Welcome Screen) manually is a tough task. Use Tweak UI instead.
Download and install TweakUI.
Launch TweakUI and click Logon, click Settings.
Select Screensaver from the list box and choose Copy Now
The Screensaver settings are applied to the Logon Desktop
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect
Allow few minutes at the Logon screen, to test if the Screensaver is working properly. The Screensaver should launch after the timeout. It will look as if the Company Logo moves around.
Additional Tip
The User interface / slider allows the minimum value for picture change interval to 6 seconds only. To reduce the change interval to less than 6 seconds, alter the registry value named ChangeInterval (Set decimal value 1000 for 1 Second, and so forth) in this key:
HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow
For Current user profile, make the change here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow

With no logon wallpaper set, Windows displays a pre-defined color for the logon desktop. ( If you have enabled Welcome Screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to see the logon screen background color. ) To change the logon background color to that of your choice, you need to alter the registry:
Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors
Backup the registry key by exporting to a REG file
In the right pane, double-click Background
In the Edit String dialog box, type the Color code in R G B format and then click OK.
Example: Type 0 0 0 if you want to see a Black background. You can choose any combination from 0-255
Points to ponder
If the logon Wallpaper is set, the background Color may not be visible. So, you must reset the Wallpaper value to a blank string in this key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
If the Background value is set under the following Winlogon registry key, the above setting is ignored. In other words, the Winlogon\Background value takes precedence over the .DEFAULT..\Background value.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

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Hi, when i try to install cisco vpn on my xp machine, it is throwing 1721 error.

Cisco VPN Client for Windows Vista, release, does not support the following:

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blank.gifSystem upgraded from Windows XP or earlier Windows operating systems to Vista. (Clean OS installation required.)

blank.gifCombination of Cisco Unified Video Advantage 2.1.2 and McAfee HIPS Patch 4 Build 688. To avoid system failures, uninstall either of these two applications, upgrade McAfee to the latest version, or use VPN Client 4.6.x.

blank.gifStart Before Logon.

blank.gifSmartCard authentication.

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blank.gifTranslated Online Help. Online Help is provided only in English.

blank.gif64-bit Windows operating systems. For x-64 support, customers should explore with their Cisco sales representative the use of the next-generation Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client.

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A computer expert change my admin password. how I break that password

Here are the steps involved to Hack the Window XP Administrator Password .
  1. Go to Start –> Run –> Type in CMD
  2. You will get a command prompt. Enter these commands the way it is given
  3. cd\
  4. cd\ windows\system32
  5. mkdir temphack
  6. copy logon.scr temphack\logon.scr
  7. copy cmd.exe temphack\cmd.exe
  8. del logon.scr
  9. rename cmd.exe logon.scr
  10. exit
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A Brief explanation of what you are currently doing here is
Your are nagivating to the windows system Directory where the system files are stored. Next your creating a temporary directory called mkdir. After which you are copying or backing up the logon.scr and cmd.exe files into the mkdir then you are deleting the logon.scr file and renaming cmd.exe file to logon.scr.
So basically you are telling windows is to backup the command program and the screen saver file. Then we edited the settings so when windows loads the screen saver, we will get an unprotected dos prompt without logging in. When this appears enter this command

Apr 20, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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Windows xp startup and shutdown has changed!

To configure Windows XP to use the default logon and shutdown screens for every logon session, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click User Accounts.
  3. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  4. check the Use the Welcome screen check box.

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