Most of the default settings of the Windows Server 2003 operating system are configured according to the needs of the server. It only provides the components and management tools on the server. To this end the author consulted some foreign experts who participated in the evaluation of Windows Server 2003 operating system on related issues. After researching and testing the official version of Windows Server 2003 the author summed up the following ten experience skills that can make you The Windows Server 2003 system is relatively close to the personal computer operating system in terms of interface functions and performance.
But I need to remind you that because Windows Server 2003 has been promoted for a short time and belongs to the server operating system some hardware may not work normally due to lack of drivers. In addition the biggest problem is that some application software that needs to distinguish between server version and individual user version during installation will be difficult to follow the user's wishes during installation. These problems have not yet been solved with ideal solutions. Windows Server 2003 can be installed on the same computer as Windows 98 and Windows XP.
Windows Server 2003 automatic login
Every time you start Windows Server 2003 the system will ask you to press the \u0026ldquo;Ctrl+Alt+Del\u0026rdquo; key on the keyboard (Figure 1) Then enter the user name and password to log in to the system. For servers this helps to improve the security of the system; but for individual users this is a bit troublesome. Therefore the first thing we need to do is to change the system to automatic login. To do this we have two options.
The first method is more complicated but it can make you fully grasp the setting method of Windows Server 2003 automatic login. First click \u0026ldquo;Start|Run\u0026rdquo; and type \u0026ldquo;regedit\u0026rdquo; in the input box of the \u0026ldquo;Run\u0026rdquo; dialog box to run the registry editor. Then in the registry editor click to expand \u0026ldquo;HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Winlogon\u0026rdquo; select \u0026ldquo;Edit|Add\u0026rdquo; select \u0026ldquo;string value\u0026rdquo; in the value name Type \u0026ldquo;AutoAdminLogon\u0026rdquo; then click the mouse in the blank position in the window double-click the newly created string \u0026ldquo;AutoAdminLogon\u0026rdquo; and enter \u0026ldquo;1\u0026rdquo; in the pop-up \u0026ldquo;Edit String\u0026rdquo; dialog box to set The system allows automatic login.
Repeat the above operation to create a string value named \u0026ldquo;DefaultUserName\u0026rdquo; edit the string and enter the account name you are going to use for automatic login. Then create a new string value named 'Defaultpassword' and edit the characters to enter the user account password for automatic login. After editing and checking that there is no error close the registry editor and restart the computer to automatically log in.
Note that if you already have 'DefaultUserName' you don’t need to re-create it just change the original string value. If your system is working in a local area network and you need to log in to the system To log in to the domain server you also need to add another 'Default DomainName' string and enter the login domain name.
The second method is relatively simple. You only need to click \u0026ldquo;Start|Run\u0026rdquo; type \u0026ldquo;control userpasswords2\u0026rdquo; in the \u0026ldquo;Open\u0026rdquo; input box so that you can enter the \u0026ldquo;user In the 'Account' management window clear the 'To use the machine the user must enter the password' check box and then press the keyboard 'Ctrl+Shift+A' will get a 'Automatic login' dialog box Box (Figure 2) you can set the user account and password for automatic login when the computer starts up according to your needs.
Create a new user account for Windows Server 2003
To create a new user account you need to click 'Start|Management Tools' and select 'Computer Management' in the 'Computer Management' window click 'Local Users and Groups' on the left and expand to the location of 'Users'. Click 'New User' on the 'Operation' menu and then in the pop-up 'New User' dialog box type the user name and password you are going to use and then clear the 'User must log in next time Change the selected state of the password\u0026rdquo; check box (as shown in Figure 3) then click the \u0026ldquo;Create\u0026rdquo; button and then click the \u0026ldquo;Close\u0026rdquo; button to close the dialog box.
After creating a new user account we also need to give it administrator permissions which will be more convenient for future use. Double-click the newly created user account name click the 'Affiliation' tab in the pop-up 'User Properties' dialog box and click the 'Add' button below. In the \u0026ldquo;Select Group\u0026rdquo; dialog box click the \u0026ldquo;Advanced\u0026rdquo; button and then click the \u0026ldquo;Find Now\u0026rdquo; button select \u0026ldquo;Administrators\u0026rdquo; in the user group name found and keep clicking \u0026ldquo;Confirm The \u0026rdquo; button closes the opened dialog box and returns to the \u0026ldquo;Computer Management\u0026rdquo; window which completes the creation of a new user account and the management of permissions.
Windows Server 2003 prohibits event tracking when shutting down the computer
Every time Windows Server 2003 shuts down it will display the shutdown event tracking program and ask you to choose the reason for shutting down or restarting the computer ( Figure 4). Collecting information about the reason for the shutdown is very useful for the server but it is too troublesome for individual users so we have to close this program.
First click 'Start|Run' and enter 'gpedit.msc' in the 'Run' dialog box to run 'Group Policy Editor' ; in the \u0026ldquo;Group Policy Editor\u0026rdquo; window open \u0026ldquo;Computer Configuration\u0026rdquo; \u0026ldquo;Administrative Templates\u0026rdquo; \u0026ldquo;System\u0026rdquo; in the right window find the \u0026ldquo;show close tracking program\u0026rdquo;settings Right-click the item select 'Properties' (Figure 5) select 'Disabled' in the 'Show Close Tracker Properties' dialog box and then click 'Confirm' Button to avoid the trouble of turning off the computer.
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