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
its main function being to extract the files into the a 'MyLogon'
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
As of Version 2.0.1 on, a standard user
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.
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
MyLogon supports a number of options for post-logon scripting and automation. See the scripting menu link for more details.