This article is based primarily on a local default setup of NT5. Much will 105 in binary option across the NT range, but not all has been verified. Note that this is a partial update from the orginal version, there will be more additions, I just thought it was time to consolidate some stuff.
For pointing out something which I had missed about group memberships. Due to length and my decision not to divide this article into separate pages I have split the article into 4 main chapters. Within these chapters are sections divided by a dotted horizontal line. These bookmarks may change so I have used random hex as the link – make sure you name the link appropriatley. Users and Passwords” – found in Control Panel.
Active Directory is configured via the Active Directory Users and Computers Snap-in or dsa. Another way that is usually forgotten is the Network Identification Wizard that shows up once when installing the 2K operating system. If an account has not been created for the user listed, an administrative level one can be created here. The user will be automatically logged on.
Remember to uncheck: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. In the Users and Password in Control Panel. This method also works in XP, however the process is alittle more complex. If there are two or less, skip the SAM editing sections. 28 byte entry at the end in the nulls provided with the current user number after the machine SID.
Another unorthodox method is to run the net command as a service. Boot from Petter Nordahl-Hagen’s boot disk and load the SYSTEM hive. Cd in the first alpha newly created key. Cd in the second alpha newly created key. Reboot and login, remove the keys.
This is the screensave that will be used if nobody logs on locally for awhile. 0 – This is the “On resume, password protect” option. Curious this option though, some kind of memory limit if set to 0. Important to note if more memory is used. However even if you update logon. If a user logs on, SYSTEM does have access, so some kind of security assumed before logon. It maybe possible using a custom program, certainly with access to regedit.
The SID number is used in file, registry, service and users permissions. S-1-5-21-1085031214-1563985344-725345543 – This is the machine SID number in decimal format. NT stored time format is referenced in user keys, registry hives etc. The precision is to a very small fraction of a second from 1601. To save time in calculating this value use ntdate.