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Microsoft KB Archive/102807

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Removing a User from a Windows for Workgroups Machine

Article ID: 102807

Article Last Modified on 10/6/1999


  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1

This article was previously published under Q102807


If you have more than one user or logon name on a machine running Windows for Workgroups version 3.1 and you want to remove a user name, you can do so by modifying the SYSTEM.INI file and removing the user's password list (.PWL) file from the Windows directory.


Use the following procedure to remove a user name:

  1. Edit the SYSTEM.INI file using an ASCII text editor (such as the MS-DOS EDIT.COM). This can be done by typing the following at the MS-DOS command prompt:

    edit c:\windows\system.ini

  2. In the [PASSWORD LISTS] section, delete the line that pertains to the user name you want to remove, making note of the file to which that line makes reference.
  3. Delete the file referenced in the SYSTEM.INI from the proper directory. This is the user's password list file.

The user name should no longer appear for that machine.

Additional query words: 3.10 workgroup groups login

Keywords: KB102807