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Hi everyone,

I want to develop an application that launches on the windows startup, before the user logs on, because I want to log on not using the password, but using a pattern :)

Thanks in advance.

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The time that you want this app to run is referred to as a Windows Service application. The problem is what you describe cannot be done in a Windows Service app.

On Windows Vista and above, you would be writing a custom Credential Provider.

You're going to have a REALLY hard time with this as you can not do this in .NET. Well, it's VASTLY harder to do in .NET than it is in C/C++.

You can get an idea of what you're up against from this[^] article.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Oct-13 16:16pm    
Agree, a 5.

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