July 20th, 2006 by Keith

MyLogon 2.0.1 – An Alternative Network Logon for Windows

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

MyLogon

Feeling bored of your old classic Windows logon screen? Try something new. MyLogon 2.0.1 is an alternative to your Windows Logon or Welcome Screen. It is particularly useful for laptop-users who connect to multiple domains, business workgroups, data-entry stations, and situations where users will need to log in at several specific networks at times.

The two main differences between MyLogon and the usual Windows login are that, firstly, it is not essential for the computer to be a domain-member in order to log on to a server, and secondly, the act of logging on to a network does not change the behaviour of the user’s own computer, thus maintaining your user profile.


Features

  • - Permits “Any user, any computer” logon.
  • - Transforms ad-hoc workgroup into a ‘real’ network.
  • - Well-suited to data-entry “kiosk” applications.
  • - Saves on licensing-costs for very small networks.
  • - Permits Windows XP Home to join a network.
  • - Ideal for laptop-users who visit several sites.
  • - Suits most Windows servers, and Linux/Samba.
  • - Simplifies user-account management.

Despite these nice features, there is also a drawback to it, and that is when computers are shared between more than one user, they cannot be personalised for those individual users. In another word, all users are sharing the same profile, thus will see the same desktop, screen saver, favourites, etc. However, chances that you share your computer, particularly a laptop, with someone else is quite rare, and even so, he or she is likely to be someone you trust. So this is a just a small downside.

Download Source for MyLogon 2.0.1

These downloads are standard editions, which are free to use for most commercial purposes, but subject to licensing conditions as per licence.

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