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Trying to logon locally


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fillcakes

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I have been maintaining PCs for a school since 2001. A handful of PCs were supplied in 2003 with win98se p[re-installed for a domain network, the supplier had set them up offsite and have installed them in such a way that I can't logon on to the PCs locally. The lock down is to prevent students 'messing around with settings'.

I've searched the registry, the bat and sys files, and rummaged through hidden folders and I can't work out precisely how they have managed to crippple the local logon.

I noticed however a command embedded in a scipt that ran the following regentry

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\????? Computers Ltd]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\????? Computers Ltd\Network]
"Server Path"="\\\\%servername%\\users\\"
"ProfilePath"="H:\\"
"FileName"="user.man"

This suggests perhaps that a profile user is set up before logon? I've blanked oout the name of the company with ??????.

In the past when their harddrives had failed I simply ghosted another drive out of a similar spec PC but on this occasion I have had to replace the motherboard so I need to logon locally to change the motherboard resource drivers.

Booting from a floppy is no use. I need to logon and run windows locally.

Anyone got any suggestions?
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is policy editor loaded on the machine?
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Yep, policy editor is loaded. I think it runs in a shell
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I've not heard from anyone, so I thought I would simply ask if anyone can tell me what effect this addition to the registry has on the domain logon window

As I am trying to get rid of a lock out on a system that prevents me from logging in lto the local machine
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