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Are you one of our users who receives a prompt under Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, 8 every time you try to delete or modify a specific folder or file? All you have to do is follow the steps below, and you can solve your problem with ASP.NET MACHINE ACCOUNT on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 to resume your daily activities in no time.
Why does my computer have an ASP.NET account?
If you have installed updates or new software on your computer, you have installed Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1, which includes a common runtime application that the applications you run may need. During this installation, an account called ASP.NET is created. If your computer has already displayed your desktop immediately after starting it, you can see a welcome screen when you start your computer with your existing user account and ASP.NET account. That’s because there are now two accounts on your computer.
The account does not allow remote or interactive connection and only has Guest level privileges. Therefore, it cannot be used by anyone else or by Microsoft to connect to your computer. If you use your computer for personal use only (i.e., if you are not a software developer who must develop and test software using Internet Information Services (IIS)), you can delete this account in one of the following ways:
1) Delete the account and leave the .NET Framework installed:
– Start the computer management tool in your Administrative Tools folder (under Control Panel).
– Select the Local Users and Groups node.
– Click on the Users sub-node and select the ASPNET account.
– Right-click on the selected account and select Delete.
2) Uninstall the.NET Framework (Note: This will prevent applications that use the.NET Framework from working):
– Open the Control Panel
– Open Add/Remove Programs.
– Select Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1.
– Click on Modify/Remove. One of these approaches completely removes the account from your system.
To delete this ASP.NET machine account
To hide this account without affecting the features it provides:
- Press Windows+R to open the Run window, type regedit and press Enter.
- In the Editor tab window, navigate to the next registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\Userlist. If the Special
- Accounts key and the User List key do not exist, create them.
- In the right part of the user list, right-click on any space and point to New -> DWORD (32-bit) value.
- Name the new DWORD registry value name exactly like the user name used on the login screen. (In this case, ASP.NET machine account)
- Double-click on the DWORD record value and set the value to 0 to hide the account in front of the welcome screen. To restore the user account to the home screen, delete the registration entry or set the data value to 1.
- Exit the registry editor. Log out or restart the computer for the change to take effect.
Reinstalling .NET Framework
The account is created due to some configuration errors during the initial installation of .NET Framework. However, a reinstallation automatically removes it. Therefore, we recommend that you download the framework back to your computer and try to install it from the executable file. He will tell you that it is already installed and ask you if you want to reinstall it. Select Reinstall and the account will be automatically deleted.
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