Sunday, April 17, 2005

ASP.NET Machine Account

The Problem:-
When a person checks the User accounts he/she finds a strange account,called-"ASP.net" account.

Why is it created?

ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP machine.

Can any one delete it?

It depends.If one works with asp.net development work then he/she must keep that account,otherwise ASP.net projects will no longer function correctly.
But if one has nothing to do with asp.net then it can be easily removed.

Has Microsoft corrected this issue?

Yes.In September 2004 Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for version 1.1 of the .Net Framework, the automatic logon issue was corrected along with further security enhancements, and full support for Windows XP Service Pack 2. To download Service Pack 1 for the framework click here (10.2Mb Download).

Alternative method to correct this automatic logon issue:-

Start > Run and type in "control userpasswords2" >Ok.
Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" option, and click Ok.

1 comment:

C said...

XP SP2 up-to-date with all .NET components and still I get Welcome window for single-user no-password system. Control userpasswords2"solution" locks machine at boot--Ctrl-Alt-Delete does is NOT recognized. Removed "fix" by booting to Safe mode.