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Nikos
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:50 pm    Post subject: Can't use Welcome Screen or Fast User Switching
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For some reason, whenever I login I don't see the Welcome Screen. A small
window simply appears asking for my username and password. Now, I can still
login with this but I'd like to have the Welcome Screen. I went to the
Control Panel and then went to User Accounts. However, once I click on
"Change the way users log on or off" a window pops up stating: "A recently
installed program has disabled the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching.
To restore these features, you must uninstall the program. The following
file name might help you identify the program that made the change:
vrlogon.dll." Then I searched vrlogon.dll, but I have no idea what that is
or what program it is part of. What should I do?
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WB
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't use Welcome Screen or Fast User Switching [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Nikos" wrote in message

> For some reason, whenever I login I don't see the Welcome Screen. A small
> window simply appears asking for my username and password. Now, I can
> still
> login with this but I'd like to have the Welcome Screen. I went to the
> Control Panel and then went to User Accounts. However, once I click on
> "Change the way users log on or off" a window pops up stating: "A recently
> installed program has disabled the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching.
> To restore these features, you must uninstall the program. The following
> file name might help you identify the program that made the change:
> vrlogon.dll." Then I searched vrlogon.dll, but I have no idea what that
> is
> or what program it is part of. What should I do?

Searching for vrlogon.dll, Fingerprint reader?
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58845

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Nikos
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't use Welcome Screen or Fast User Switching [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I checked the website but the description of how to solve the problem is
kinda ambiguous. It says: "Windows logon settings for the ThinkPad
fingerprint software are located in "Logon settings" under "Settings". Within
the ThinkPad fingerprint software, un-check "Replace Windows logon with
fingerprint-protected logon". Completely shutdown and power back on the
ThinkPad system so the changes take effect. When the ThinkPad reboots, the
User Accounts information can be accessed without this error occurring." The
things is, how do I get to "settings" in the first place? What settings are
they talking about?

"WB" wrote:

>
> "Nikos" wrote in message
>
> > For some reason, whenever I login I don't see the Welcome Screen. A small
> > window simply appears asking for my username and password. Now, I can
> > still
> > login with this but I'd like to have the Welcome Screen. I went to the
> > Control Panel and then went to User Accounts. However, once I click on
> > "Change the way users log on or off" a window pops up stating: "A recently
> > installed program has disabled the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching.
> > To restore these features, you must uninstall the program. The following
> > file name might help you identify the program that made the change:
> > vrlogon.dll." Then I searched vrlogon.dll, but I have no idea what that
> > is
> > or what program it is part of. What should I do?
>
> Searching for vrlogon.dll, Fingerprint reader?
> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58845
>
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> woundedback
> Please drive safely
>
>
>
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WB
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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 138



PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Re: Can't use Welcome Screen or Fast User Switching [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Nikos" wrote in message

>I checked the website but the description of how to solve the problem is
> kinda ambiguous. It says: "Windows logon settings for the ThinkPad
> fingerprint software are located in "Logon settings" under "Settings".
> Within
> the ThinkPad fingerprint software, un-check "Replace Windows logon with
> fingerprint-protected logon". Completely shutdown and power back on the
> ThinkPad system so the changes take effect. When the ThinkPad reboots, the
> User Accounts information can be accessed without this error occurring."
> The
> things is, how do I get to "settings" in the first place? What settings
> are
> they talking about?
>
> "WB" wrote:
>
>>
>> "Nikos" wrote in message
>>
>> > For some reason, whenever I login I don't see the Welcome Screen. A
>> > small
>> > window simply appears asking for my username and password. Now, I can
>> > still
>> > login with this but I'd like to have the Welcome Screen. I went to the
>> > Control Panel and then went to User Accounts. However, once I click on
>> > "Change the way users log on or off" a window pops up stating: "A
>> > recently
>> > installed program has disabled the Welcome Screen and Fast User
>> > Switching.
>> > To restore these features, you must uninstall the program. The
>> > following
>> > file name might help you identify the program that made the change:
>> > vrlogon.dll." Then I searched vrlogon.dll, but I have no idea what
>> > that
>> > is
>> > or what program it is part of. What should I do?
>>
>> Searching for vrlogon.dll, Fingerprint reader?
>> http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-58845
>>
>> --
>> woundedback
>> Please drive safely
>>
>>
>>

The solution described in the article applies to Lenovo ThinkPad series of
notebooks. If yours isn't so, ignore the article. If it is so, locate the
ThinkPad fingerprint software, likely from the Start Menu, open it and
follow the article by unchecking "Replace windows logon...etc."

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louih



Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Can't use Welcome Screen or Fast User Switching [Login to view extended thread Info.]

If you use Protector Suit QL, Open the Control Centre, Select "settings" then "System Settings" In the Logon tab, tick "Enable Fast user switching support". You may need to restart your computer upon doing so.
This is how i fixed my computer.
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ericmorin21



Joined: Apr 20, 2009
Posts: 1



PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Solution fior IBM or Lenovo Thinkpad T60 [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I have a Thinkpad T60 that was made right around the IBM/Lenovo switchover, so it's not clear who made it - I just burned it down and rebuit and ran into this problem. This solution worked for me:
Open Start menu
Select "All Programs"
Select "ThinkVantage"
Select "Client Security Solution"
Open "Advanced" menu
Click "Change logon settings"
On "Windows Settings" tab, click:
"Enable Fingerprint Logon Interface" radio button
"Fast user switching support" check box
Click "OK" button
Close all dialogs.
I believe I was forced to reboot but do not recall for certain.
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