Ok guys, heres kinda a tricky situation, and I'm not even sure IF there is a solution, but I figured if there is one, here is the place to be. I considered posting this in networks, but its more of an OS problem. We have a novell network here at my job, and we've got an issue with the Windows XP local login. Basically, users have to login to their computers twice. First they login to novell, and then the Windows XP local login pops up, and they have a local account and login with that. Currently we've been keeping the novell/local passwords the same. This eliminates the second login box, because if the Username and Password is the same on the machine as it is for Novell, it doesn't ask a second time. It just logs in with the sign-on. The main problem is when users forget their passwords, or change their password for Novell (every 30 days). When they change their passwords, sometimes it automatically changes their local password, othertimes it won't. They'll get the Local Window's login box, and they have to enter their OLD password, and click the "change my password to match novell" checkbox. Easy enough, but these are users after all . When they forget their passwords, its a whole nother story. We can reset their novell password remotely, but then we usually have to remote control the computer, login as administrator locally, force-change their local passwords, logout and have them login. Then they screw it up again somehow, you know how it is. Anyway, its not a HUGE problem, but it is an inconvience. I'd just like for them to be able to auto-login to the PC with the same username as their network username. A blank local password isn't gonna work here, because they could always login as "workstation only" which is local account only. Too easy to get around, and insecure. Novell has something called NMAS which is supposed to help with passwords, but honestly its a messy thing, and has caused more problems for us than I can count . I'd rather not have a static local account password, because thats just ANOTHER password the users have to deal with, even if it never changes. Anyone have an idea?