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Tweaking XP Pro

Enable advanced NTFS permissions


Open the registry and modify this key:

System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
Value Name: ForceGuest
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value Data: (1 = default, 0 = advanced permissions)

You may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.


Add built-in Administrator Account to Welcome screen


    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
    Value Name: Administrator
    Data Type: REG_DWORD
   Value Data: 1 (display on userlist


Add Win 2K user accounts icon to Control Panel


In Windows XP, the User Account icon in Control Panel opens a new style interface. The only way to access the 2K style User Account is via the command line, by entering the following command:


                                CONTROL.EXE USER ACCOUNTS 2 in the Run box or at the Dos prompt.


However, with a little reg editing, it is possible to add an icon for it to the Control Panel. For instructions go to: http://personal-computer-tutor.com/abc2/v17/vic17.htm

Enforce ctrl-alt-del for login


To configure Windows XP to use the classic logon and shutdown screens for every logon session, do the following:


Step 1


  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click User Accounts.
  3. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  4. Click to clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.


Step 2


    1.   HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    2.   Click Edit, click New, and then click DWORD value.
    3.   Change the value name to "DisableCAD" (without the quotes) and press ENTER.
    4.   Keep the data value set to 0 which is displayed as 0x00000000(0).


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