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Windows 7: I need an"ABORT" button

26 Jun 2013   #1
blockie

 
I need an"ABORT" button

I need a button to return a user to the account selection screen.
I maintain a computer in the general area of an Assisted Living Facility. The computer is set up with several user accounts. One account is NOT PW protected. The rest are PW protected.
What happens is that some computer illiterate user tries to use a PW protected account and can't get into the account, the account locks and they call me up to 10PM because they cannot use the computer. I must go to the general area and correct the problem.
What I need for this computer is something like an abort button which will take them back to the 'account selection screen'. Any ideas?


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26 Jun 2013   #2
TwoCables

 

If a solution is never found, then I recommend placing a Post-It Note on the monitor or somewhere close by that says, "If you don't know the password then don't try to log in because you will lock that account!" (with actual emphasis on "lock" in order to scare them so that they say, "Oh wow, no, I don't want to be responsible for locking someone's account").

Y'know what I mean? Just a note that beats them to the punch.
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26 Jun 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello William,

In addition to what Tim posted, you could also add a message to the log on screen with this to help.
Logon Title and Text Message
If you are using the Account Lockout feature for this, then you could set up a lockout duration period. This way after an account is locked by to many invalid log in attempts, it will automatically be unlocked after the amount of time you specify.
Account Lockout Duration for Locked Out User Accounts
Hope this helps.
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26 Jun 2013   #4
blockie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello William,

In addition to what Tim posted, you could also add a message to the log on screen with this to help.
Logon Title and Text Message
If you are using the Account Lockout feature for this, then you could set up a lockout duration period. This way after an account is locked by to many invalid log in attempts, it will automatically be unlocked after the amount of time you specify.
Account Lockout Duration for Locked Out User Accounts
Hope this helps.
Thanks, Shawn.
I did the first suggestion. It works fine, although the font could be bigger. Any way?
The second suggestion I couldn't do because the machine in question is W7 Home Premium.
Bill
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26 Jun 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Bill,

Sorry, no way to make the font bigger that I'm aware of.

You could do OPTION TWO in the tutorial to set a Account Lockout duration period in all editions of Windows.
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27 Jun 2013   #6
blockie

 

Shawn,

I executed the threshold command several times and was told that it was unsuccessful. I did a NET ACCOUNT HELP and the results are on the attached.
I notice the date when you created this tutorial it was several years ago. Could the commands change since then?

Bill


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27 Jun 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Bill,

The commands are still the same.

Could you post a screenshot showing what you entered and the error message you got afterwards instead?

This of course all depends on if you previously had Account Lockout setup from step 1 or not, and if Account Lockout is what is actually locking the user accounts out after so many invalid log in attempts. If not, then it may be some installed software instead.
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28 Jun 2013   #8
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

You can also change the default logon image to a tweaked one. You can add a message on it with Paint at any char size. This tutorial.
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28 Jun 2013   #9
blockie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Bill,

The commands are still the same.

Could you post a screenshot showing what you entered and the error message you got afterwards instead?

This of course all depends on if you previously had Account Lockout setup from step 1 or not, and if Account Lockout is what is actually locking the user accounts out after so many invalid log in attempts. If not, then it may be some installed software instead.
I tried it again this morning and it was successful. Yesterday I probably had a misspell. Thanks.
Bill
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28 Jun 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news Bill.
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