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Autologon For XP

Here is a great site that explains how to implement autologon for XP PCs both in and out of a Domain. Also a few other tricks.

Autologon for XP

How to enable A

A: The simple way to setup AutoLogon a Windows OS is use TweakUI AutoLogon feature. You can download TweaUI from Microsoft. Though you may wish to do avoid autologon if you are using a computer rental, as you don’t want your information being stored.

A: In Control Panel, double-click Users and Passwords. Click to clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box. Click the Advanced tab. Click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl-Alt-Del before logging on check box.  

How To Enable

A: To enable auto  logon in Windows 2000/XP with a domain system, you need to edit the registry. Start Regedt32.exe and locate the following registry key:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon; Enter your domain name, account name, and password, using the following values : DefaultDomainName, DefaultUserName, and DefaultPassword. (NOTE: The DefaultDomainName and DefaultUserName values may already exist.) .

If the DefaultPassword value does not exist, create it. To do so: On the Edit menu, click Add Value; In the Value Name box, type DefaultPassword; In the Data Type box, click REG_SZ.; Click OK; In the String Editor box, type your password. Click OK and save your changes. (NOTE: If no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon key from 1 (true) to 0 (false). This disables the AutoAdminLogon feature. This behavior also occurs if the DefaultPassword string is specified but the password is left blank or null.)

  1. On the Edit menu, click Add Value. Type AutoAdminLogon in the Value Name box. Click REG_SZ in the Data Type box. Enter 1 in the String box. Save your changes.
  2. Quit Regedt32.exe.
  3. Shut down Windows and turn off the computer.
  4. Restart your computer and Windows 2000. You should be able to log on automatically now.

A: To enable AutoLogon feature on win9x, you can make the following changes to the registry manually. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
DefaultUserName “your_username”
DefaultPassword “your_password”
AutoAdminLogon “1”

Note: your password will be stored in the registry without encryption and it sometimes doesn’t work if you are sharing a printer on the machine.

To get rid of the windows login dialog box when 98 boots, go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>Passwords, enter your current password in the box Current Password and leave blank. in the New Password and the confirmation box. Then go to the Properties of Network> PRIMARY NETWORK LOGON, select Windows Logon from the  list. Note: if the win98 is in a network, it may not be able to access the network because it is using blank password.

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With windows XP, you have two logon options: no password logon and password logon. To select none password logon option, for example, go to Control Panel>User Account, check Use Welcome screen for no password logon, and uncheck Use Welcome screen for password logon. To select password option, follow the same path, check Use Welcome screen for password logon.

1 comment to Autologon For XP

  • r.james

    Steve, there is alternative automatic logon method is Logonexpert autologon tool for Win NT based OSes both x86 and x64. It also support scheduled auto-logoff.