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How do I create/remove a Computer Access Code?

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On a Windows host, you can change a Computer Access Code by setting up a user called LogMeInRemoteUser.

  1. Go to the computer that you want to be able to access remotely and start Computer Management.
    1. Open the Run dialog by holding down the Windows logo key and pressing the letter 'R' on your keyboard.
    2. Type compmgmt.msc and click OK.
      The Computer Management window is displayed.
    3. Click Local Users and Groups.
    4. On the left panel, open the Users folder.
  2. Do you see LogMeInRemoteUser in the list of users? If not, jump to step 3.
    1. Right-click LogMeInRemoteUser to display the menu and select Set Password.
    2. Click Proceed.
    3. Enter and confirm a password.
      Important: This password is one and the same as your Computer Access Code.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Jump to Step 5.
  3. Create the user called LogMeInRemoteUser.
    1. Right-click to display the menu and select New User.
      The New User window is displayed. 
    2. In the New User window under User name, type LogMeInRemoteUser (one word, exactly as shown). 
    3. Enter and confirm a password.
      Important: This password is one and the same as your Computer Access Code.
    4. Select Password never expires.
    5. Click Create.
      A new user called LogMeInRemoteUser is created.
    6. Close the New User window.
      The Computer Management window is displayed.
  4. Add LogMeInRemoteUser to the Administrators group.
    1. On the left panel, open the Groups folder and double click Administrators.
    2. In the Administrators Properties window, click Add.
    3. Under Enter the object names to select, enter LogMeInRemoteUser.
      Tip: If you receive a 
      Name Not Found error, select the computer's domain under Locations and set it to the local computer: computername\LogMeInRemoteUser.
    4. Click OK and close the Computer Management window.
  5. Restart the LogMeIn service.
    1. Open the Run dialog by holding down the Windows logo key and pressing the letter 'R' on your keyboard.
    2. Type services.msc and click OK.
    3. On the list of services, right-click LogMeIn and select Restart.

When you next log in to this computer using LogMeIn, you will be prompted to enter the password you created for LogMeInRemoteUser. In other words, the password for LogMeInRemoteUser is exactly the same as your Computer Access Code.
 

How do I hide LogMeInRemoteUser on the Windows login screen?

You must modify the registry on the host to hide LogMeInRemoteUser on the Windows login screen as follows:
  1. Open the Run dialog by holding down the Windows logo key and pressing the letter 'R' on your keyboard.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Go to the following registry key: HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList. If you do not have these keys then create them.
  4. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) entry, called LogMeInRemoteUser and set its value is 0.
  5. Close the registry editor.

How do I remove an Access Code (LogMeInRemoteUser)?

  1. Open the Run box by holding down the Windows logo key and pressing the letter 'R' on your keyboard.
  2. Type the following:
    • control userpasswords2
  3. The Windows User Accounts screen appears.
  4. Select LogMeInRemoteUser.
  5. Click Remove.
  6. Click OK.
Note: If you remove the Access Code from User Accounts, you will be unable to access the computer via LogMeIn unless you have an Administrative Windows username with a password.
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