Microsoft KB Archive/178979
Article ID: 178979
Article Last Modified on 1/22/2007
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q178979
If you are using a system policy that requires validation by the network for Windows access, you may be able to access the desktop even when the network does not validate your user account.
If both the "Require validation by network for Windows access" and "Don't show last user at logon" policies are enabled, you can bypass the "Require validation..." restriction by entering a nonexistent domain name in the Domain Logon box. When the nonexistent domain name is entered, an error message is not returned; instead, you are prompted for a local logon, which can be bypassed by pressing ESC.
This behavior can also occur if Tweak UI, a component of Windows 95 PowerToys, is installed and the Clear Last User At Logon feature is enabled.
Supported fixes for both Windows 95 and Windows 98 that correct this problem are now available from Microsoft, but have not been fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name Op. System -------------------------------------------------------------- 11/12/98 09:56am 4.00.956 67,584 Msnp32.dll Windows 95 01/06/99 01:05pm 4.10.2001 67,584 Msnp32.dll Windows 98
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows 95 and Windows 98.
This problem was corrected in Windows 98 Second Edition.
For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Hiding the Last Logged On User Name in Windows 95
TITLE : How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me Logon Prompt at Startup
For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : Windows 95 Roaming Profiles Do Not Work with Citrix WinFrame
TITLE : Profiles and Briefcase May Not Work with Windows NT Server
For additional information about Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
206071 General Information About Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition Hotfixes
For additional information about Windows 95 hotfixes, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
161020 Implementing Windows 95 Updates
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