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Win2K advance server (Auto Login)

By adrehman ·
I am using windows 2000 advance server. I want to run some applications at the time of startup of windows 2000. So I want to logon windows 2000 automatically without any human interaction.

i have to logon win2k server cuz i want to access other computers on local network and i don't think i can access other computers without logging on.


Please let me know if there is any way.


Ad Rehman
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ZRG International
Adrehman@hotmail.com

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Win2K advance server (Auto Login)

by Parbo In reply to Win2K advance server (Au ...

Windows NT includes a feature that allows you to automatically logon to the machine and network, bypassing the Winlogon dialog box.

To enable this function you need to add several new values to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] key.

1. Add a new string value named 'DefaultUserName' and set it to the username you wish to automatically logon as.

2. Add a new string value named 'DefaultPassword' and set this to the password for the user entered above.

3. Add a new string value named 'DefaultDomainName' and set this to the domain of the user. Ignore this value if the NT box is not participating in NT Domain security.

4. Add a new string value named 'AutoAdminLogon' and set it to either '1' to enable auto logon or '0' to disable it.

5. For Windows 2000 the additional ForceAutoLogon setting must be enabled to stop the tweak from resetting on reboot.

Exit and restart, Windows should not ask for a password and automatically show the desktop of the user.

Note: The password is stored in registry, which means anyone who has access to the machine has access to the password.

Note: You can bypass this function by holding down the SHIFT key during the boot or logoff process.

It is also important to note that if the DontDisplayLastUserName value is enabled, the auto logon feature does not function.

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by William Jay In reply to Win2K advance server (Au ...

The first answer is bang on for AutoAdminLogon but this leaves the machine open to interference. Services owned by the system can be set to start up with the system every time, (ie: without the need for any user logged on at all). How to setup your specific applications may require a bit more help, but worth it in the longer term.

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