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Windows 7: Alternate to windows password

19 Apr 2015   #1
techash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Alternate to windows password

I've had to disable windows login password so my network connection runs after every reboot but what other program can I use that requests a password on start up?


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19 Apr 2015   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

You may not be able to accomplish that as the password would be required at each boot/restart. The problem is that most things don't start working until the login has been done.
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19 Apr 2015   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Network connections certainly works before login, everything that runs as a service doesn't require login at all. Replacing the login by another authentication is also a security issue.

Why you can't simply leave the original password?
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19 Apr 2015   #4
techash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Network connections certainly works before login, everything that runs as a service doesn't require login at all. Replacing the login by another authentication is also a security issue.

Why you can't simply leave the original password?
As no connection runs until login, it just stopped doing it for some reason
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19 Apr 2015   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What kind of "connection" you're talking about exactly?
What program would you like to use before login? Or what network services you want available without login?

Generally speaking, networking works at system startup, without need to login, unless you need to launch a program. Servers are run in this fashion, without anyone logged in, so it's certainly possible.
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20 Apr 2015   #6
techash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Apr 2015   #7
techash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
What kind of "connection" you're talking about exactly?
What program would you like to use before login? Or what network services you want available without login?

Generally speaking, networking works at system startup, without need to login, unless you need to launch a program. Servers are run in this fashion, without anyone logged in, so it's certainly possible.
Just a normal LAN connection, teamviewer. It doesn't connect until login anymore.
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20 Apr 2015   #8
z3r010

 

I'm not really clear on what you are doing, but how about this (request password on boot) - SysKey - Set Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows
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20 Apr 2015   #9
techash

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
How about this (request password on boot) - SysKey - Set Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows
Tried that networks connections are still dead until logged in.
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20 Apr 2015   #10
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I'm not really clear on what you are doing, but how about this (request password on boot) - SysKey - Set Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows
That won't do it, as the password is asked before Windows even starts, so there is on chance on using a network.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techash View Post
Just a normal LAN connection, teamviewer. It doesn't connect until login anymore.
Ok, Teamviewer, now that's a different thing.
As far as I remember, when installing it gives the chance to install itself as a service (or just as a setting, I have to check this), precisely for this scenario. Have a look at the system services and make sure there is a Teamviewer service set to automatic, and that it's effectively started.
Otherwise reinstalling Teamviewer might help.
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