----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex Clayton" <alexx1400@xxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: "Lock" on start menu? Follow up.
> "Alex Clayton" <alexx1400@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:mLKdnYF0idVJQFrVnZ2dnUVZ_uednZ2d@xxxxxx
>> Was helping a co worker set up a new Vista machine. They asked what the "lock" option was. I had forgotten about it as I use a
>> "classic" start and it's not there. I noticed if I changed mine back to Vista it shows on mine too, but don't know what the hell
>> it does?
> After getting the answer to this, I thought I would set up a password. I never have on this, it only has one user, me. When I went
> to do so it gave me this warning: If you do this Alex will lose all EFS -encrypted files, personal certificates and stored
> passwords for websites or network resources.
> to avoid losing data in the future ask alex to make a password re-set floppy disk.
> Ok so what the hell does all this mean to me in English? <G>
maybe something like this? (with disabled UAC)
cipher /? | more
net help user | more
cipher /X A:\EFSback
cipher /D /S:C:\ /H & cipher /D /S
:\ /H & cipher /D /S:E:\ /H & cipher /D /S:F:\ /H ...
net user Alex * /LOGONPASSWORDCHG:YES
(re-enable UAC after login)