Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

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fafpir
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Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

Post by fafpir » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:18 pm

Setting up a thin@ server forces you to have a windows logon password.
If you do not currently have one, it forces you to create one.
The trouble is that it interferes with Automatic Server Crash Recovery and Reboot.
With a power outage that is longer than your UPS can support, the server turns off.
In the BIOS there is a setting: 'Automatically Restart after Power Fail'
This is normally *very* useful for automatically getting a file server back online after a power cut.

Thin@ stops this however because now reboot just stops at the Windows User login screen waiting for a password!

when you bring out 3.1, can you drop this User password requirement please!

Stamos

mgolem
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Re: Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

Post by mgolem » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:55 pm

The credentials are needed for thin@ to start applications in background sessions with supplied user rights.

Thin@ 3.1. has a diagnostic screen in NetManager which you can use to automatically add auto-login windows option using defined username/password.

fafpir
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Re: Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

Post by fafpir » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:28 am

I know all that, but you miss my point completely.

There is an existing machine with user admin and *no* password.
I do not want any passwords on this machine for any users, Admin or otherwise.
Windows passwords *stop* the *automatic* re-boot, re-start of computer and applications.

When I go to install Thin@, the Installation ***insists*** on me supplying the Windows password,
*where there is actually no password at all*.

This is a Bug where the code does not allow a blank password field to exist, even when there is no password!

To progress further with the installation, you have to back out and *create* a Windows password.
Only then can you proceed with the installation.
If you then delete the Windows login password to get back to the original situation, Thin@ refuses to start.

I hope I have explained the problem so you understand it.

Stamos

mgolem
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Re: Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

Post by mgolem » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:16 pm

Yes, I understand thin@ requires the username/password to be properly filled because that is one of the security requirements.

But, thin@ allows you to set up auto-boot feature that will automatically login into windows on restart even when password is not blank.

Open thin@ 3.1 Netmanager, go into diagnostics and check auto-login feature.

Same thing can be applied manually with these registry keys:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon

AutoAdminLogon = "1"
DefaultUserName = domain\Your user name
DefaultPassword = Your password

fafpir
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Re: Just a small change in Thin@ setup please

Post by fafpir » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:12 am

Thank you, that's what I needed!
I can certainly work with that.

Stamos

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