MyLogon: Installation


MyLogon is installed onto the workstation computers. It is not installed onto the the server.

The setup program itself contains only a small number of options, its main function being to extract the files into the a 'MyLogon' folder, under the Windows directory. You have the usual option to create desktop or startmenu shortcuts. There is also the option to install a default MyLogon.ini file, which if selected will replace any settings left from a previous install.

Note: Version 1 settings are incompatible with Version 2, so a full version-upgrade does mean the loss of any previous settings. If this is likely to be a problem, please make sure you know the network-settings before upgrading. If this situation arises the upgrade process will warn you, and then remove earlier versions' settings which might cause trouble.

Setup under Restricted user-accounts:

As with all Windows setup-routines, success is unlikely unless the local-account under which setup is run has Administrator priveleges. For small-business machines this will very likely be the case anyway, so no special action may be needed. However, on corporate machines the local account may be restricted. If so, then MyLogon must be installed under the Administrator account. Once installed, it should then be configured under this account also. The settings you make as Administrator will not be lost when changing back to the limited account. Once back in the restricted account, you must run the configurator and (if required) set Enforced-logon mode once more, as this setting is not common for all users.

As of Version 2.0.1 on, a standard user can alter the MyLogon settings, with some exceptions. Most notably, if MyLogon was not set initially to use Enforced-logon mode, the non-Admin user cannot change this situation. If it is preferred that  standard users should not be allowed to change the settings, then(assuming an NTFS filesystem) the permissions on the mylogon-ini file should be altered accordingly.

On Setup completing, general-purpose versions will start the configurator, to allow you to make the necessary settings.  Custom versions do not do this, as the supplied MyLogon.ini file already contains suitable settings, which the program will offer to load automaitically on first use.

Configuring MyLogon

Two distinct routes are available to configure MyLogon.  A tabbed dialogue-box allows for easy setup by first-time users, and will be adequate for most small-network  setups.  For more complex requirements, or in rollout situations,  direct editing of the mylogon.ini  file is the preferred method.

Using the Configurator

Editing the MyLogon.ini file

Scripting Options

MyLogon supports a number of options for post-logon scripting and automation. See the scripting menu link for more details.