Re: Serv-U and emer_su.dll

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 07:05:50 -0700

Jeff Woods wrote:
> >> I'm not running it as a service at ALL -- just as a desktop app from the
> >> startup group, with an "AutoAdminLogon" in the registry to bypass the
> >> "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to logon" prompt.
> >
> >Where in the registry do you put AutoAdminLogon?
> The following is NOT secure, and could compromise the security of your NT
> server. It does store your account password in the CLEAR in the registry,
> so do NOT use this to log on an Administrator-class account!

remember there is security on the registry just like on files. If you
allow admin and the system to read the below, then only admin or the
can read it, and its secure. I don't know what a dump of the registry
(like on your Emergency Repair disk) looks like though, so that maybe a
weak point. But assuming physical security, it shouldn't be that bad of
a security issue, IMHO.

> If these three values are set, DefaultUserName will be logged on, and the
> programs in that account profile's startup group will be started. I am NOT
> sure if this works on NT 4.0, but know it works on NT 3.51. Use Alta
> Vista to find more info on it.

I believe it works on both. I still favor a service, though. :)

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