IchBistTod

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I create many user accounts on my server, each account is linked to a network share.

My question is, how can I create accounts that can be logged into over the VPN, that dont show up on the windows login screen?


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You can hide an account with a registry key :

http://www.intelliadmin.com/index.php/2006/09/hide-user-accounts-from-the-windows-xp-welcome-screen/

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

in windows 7 i had to manually create the keys in the registry first then write the values into the keys with autoit.

as i could not find a function in autoit to create a key.(and it doesnt seem to properly create them by itself, in Win7 Ult. x64 anyways.)

But how do i also frist create the user using autoit, then hide it?

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as i could not find a function in autoit to create a key.(and it doesnt seem to properly create them by itself, in Win7 Ult. x64 anyways.)

I'm using Windows7 Ultimate x64 myself and have no problem writing to the registry.

this line:

RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Test","test1","REG_DWORD","10")

Creates the key "Test" and the value "test1 = 0x0000000a" inside it without a problem.

This is on an administrators account ofcoarse.

Keep in mind that you have to restart regedit, or refresh the treeview for new keys to show up. Collapsing and expanding the parent key does not work. (same goes for keys you delete)

I havn't tried writing to HKU as I don't know what I can do safely.

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the error exists for that specific key only when the two keys are non existent

\SpecialAccounts\UserList.


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the error exists for that specific key only when the two keys are non existent

\SpecialAccounts\UserList.

Hi,

so do 1st a RegRead and look for the return / @error.

Failure: Returns "" and sets the @error flag:

1 if unable to open requested key

2 if unable to open requested main key

Then you can do a RegWrite to write the missing keys. If you have @error 2 you have to do 2 RegWrite's.

See helpfile RegWrite:

Creates a key or value in the registry.

RegWrite ( "keyname" [,"valuename" [, "type" [, value]]] )

;-))

Stefan

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You can try this:

$usr ="Test"
RunWait("Net User " & $usr & " /active:no", @SW_HIDE)

 

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mstogluk,

Do you realize you answered a post dated 5 years ago?


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