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Windows Logon and Initialization

Updated: November 30, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Windows logon and initialization is the startup routine by which bootup information on the drive is accessed by invoking processes and calling services in order for the computer to be properly configured for an operational state and ready for a user account to log on.

Managed Entities

The following is a list of the managed entities that are included in this managed entity:

Name Description

Windows Logon

Windows logon is the set of interfaces that controls the management of credentials and user profiles when a user first attempts to log on to a computer, when a user logs off from a computer, or when the active user account is switched. These processes control the acquisition and release of system resources for a particular user, process, or service.

Windows logon also includes interfaces that perform Windows license verification when the operating system is first loaded to ensure that the operating system has been activated and that the use license is valid.

Windows Initialization

Windows initialization is the startup routine by which bootup information on the drive is accessed by invoking processes and calling services in order for the computer to be properly configured for an operational state.

Related Management Information

Core Security

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