ASP.NET Machine Account suddenly appeared in "Manage Accounts"....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ropeyarn, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. ropeyarn

    ropeyarn Guest

    ....on a one week old Vista machine. Not networked.

    It does not appear on the login screen though.

    Appears as a Standard user, Password protected.

    I certainly didn't create it, and certainly didn't assign a password.

    MS KB online articles address it XP only.

    windowsxpmvps.org says: don't touch it:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

    Should I just ignore it? Is there a reason Vista or a component would
    create a password protected account...and not let the machine admin know
    what that is?

    Will I ever like Vista ??
     
    ropeyarn, Feb 24, 2008
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  2. ropeyarn

    Malke Guest

    The ASP.NET account is not a Vista issue. The account can exist in Windows
    XP also.

    http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/aspdot.php

    I have no idea whether you will ever like Vista. Perhaps if you approach it
    with an open mind and learn it. Perhaps not. There are always alternatives.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 24, 2008
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  3. ropeyarn

    Dean H. Guest


    I know it can exist in XP. In fact, my original post said as much.
    In 5 years as an XP user, it never appeared even once.

    Now it's appeard after a week on a Vista machine, and I'm interested in
    the best thing to do with it --in Vista.
    Ignore? Delete?

    I'm aware of the alternatives.

    So let's see:
    you not only didn't answer my question...but apparently you're sense of
    humor doesn't work either.
     
    Dean H., Feb 24, 2008
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  4. ropeyarn

    Dean H. Guest


    I know it can exist in XP. In fact, my original post said as much.
    In 5 years as an XP user, it never appeared even once.

    Now it's appeard after a week on a Vista machine, and I'm interested in
    the best thing to do with it --in Vista.
    Ignore? Delete?

    I'm aware of the alternatives.

    So let's see:
    you not only didn't answer my question...but apparently you're sense of
    humor doesn't work either.
     
    Dean H., Feb 24, 2008
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  5. ropeyarn

    Malke Guest

    Dean H. wrote:

    If you had gone to the link I gave you, you would have learned what the
    ASP.NET account is and where it came from. If it has appeared on Vista, it
    is because you installed something that uses the .Net framework 1.1. If it
    never appeared in XP, you never installed something that needed it. I don't
    have it on any of my XP or Vista boxen, either.

    There is no way for me to know what you installed that needs .Net framework
    1.1. As for my sense of humor, it's true I didn't see anything amusing
    about your post - all I see is someone who is lazy and likes to insult
    people who are trying to help you.

    *plonk*

    Malke
     
    Malke, Feb 24, 2008
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  6. ropeyarn

    ropeyarn Guest

    MVP indeed.

    I'll take your plonk.

    Will you promise to take remember all meds and stop insulting
    frustrated users looking for help with a complex product?

    But of course..you won't be seeing this.
     
    ropeyarn, Feb 24, 2008
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