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Description of the Microsoft Family Logon Client

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This article describes the Microsoft Family Logon network client. This network client is added during the installation of Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01.

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Microsoft Family Logon is a network client included with Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01 that provides a simplified way of logging on to Windows 95/98 using profiles. If you install this client, when you start your computer a dialog box containing a list of users that have been configured to use the computer appears. You can then select your name in the dialog box, type the password for your profile, and then click OK to load your personal settings.

Microsoft Family Logon is not the same as the Users tool in Control Panel, because it does not provide for the creation of users or profiles. For information about the Users tool in Control Panel, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
176059� Description of the Users Tool in Control Panel
To add the Microsoft Family Logon network client, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double- click Network.
  2. On the Configuration tab, click Add.
  3. Click Client, and then click Add.
  4. Click Microsoft, click Microsoft Family Logon, and then click OK.
  5. Under Primary Network Logon, click Microsoft Family Logon, and then click OK.
NOTE: The Microsoft Family Logon dialog box does not appear at startup if the client has not been chosen as the primary network logon.

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Article Info
Article ID : 176057
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/22/2007
Published on : 1/22/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 536