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Obnoxious startup user icons

By becky.cashdollar@ontarios ·
How do you get rid of the obnoxious user icons on the startup of Vista? I want it to go straight to the domain logon, not have to choose my icon when I'm the only one that uses the laptop.

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How to Configure Windows XP & Vista Auto Login to Windows

For security purpose, this is a best practice that users have to key in their username and password for them to use the pc where share among the users. But some of the users will try to make their windows auto login after a reboot, because it will make them more easy and also the faster way for them to run or launch the program in the windows rather then they need key in the username and password. For Users who are using Windows XP and Vista, below is the tips and steps on how to make them auto login by modifying the registry.

1. Run the registry editor

2. Drill down to this registry key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

3. Check the four values as AutoAdminLogon, DefaultUSerName, DefaultPassword and DefaultDomainName. Change it accordingly.

AutoAdminLogon - A string value. Yes a string value. That is set to 0 or 1. If the value is 1, then the next time windows boots it will attempt to login with the credentials provided in the values shown below.

DefaultUserName - Username used to automatically login with.

DefaultPassword - Password used to automatically login with. Careful here. This is left in the registry unencrypted and easily read by anyone with an administrator account

DefaultDomainName - The domain name used when automatically logging in. Set to the name of the current computer name if the machine is not joined to a domain.

For users who are not familiar in registry, I suggest they use WindowsAutoLogin tool:
http://www.intelliadmin.com/WindowsAutoLogin.exe
to configure their Windows auto login. WindowsAutoLogin is a free tool created by IntelliAdmin:
http://www.intelliadmin.com/home.htm
that will help users to configure everything in registry, users just have to keyin the username, password and domain one time and it will auto configure for it. These free tools currently support Windows 2000, XP and Vista.

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