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Disabling NT4 Auto-Login

Posted on 2004-03-22
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heres my problem:
I need to install a new software suite on a win nt box, and the machine is currently setup to auto-login. The account that is automaticly logged into is not the admin account. the software is giving me errors during install, after contacting the software vendor, they determined i have to have administrative rights to install it (wasnt realy shocked at that).this is a new client, so i wasnt the one that setup the auto login in the first place, and have never setup or worked with the auto login feature. Can someone tell me how i can disable this feature? Ive found a few articles on how to enable it and i could probly do some reverse engineering but would like to get expert advice before trying that. Thanks
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You don't need to disable autologon.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Secondary Logon in Windows 2000 (runas.exe)
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/management/seclogon.asp

HOW TO Enable and Use the RunAs Command When Running Programs in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;294676

You have to start the runas-service if you want to use runas.exe
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/en/professional/help/default.asp?url=/windows2000/en/professional/help/sys_srv_secondary_logon.htm

Runas has several parameters:
1. Start / Run
2. Input CMD
3. Press Enter
4. Input RUNAS /?
5. Press Enter
6. --- find the parameters you want to use ---
7. Input EXIT
8. Press Enter.

Remember NOT to use runas with administrators logon in a batch-job, because then you have to input administrators password, thus compromizing your security.
Instead use RunAs Professional
http://www.mast-computer.de/

Many Regards
Jorgen Malmgren
IT-Supervisor
Denmark

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Automatic Logon to Windows NT, 2000 and XP
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/13/
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4. Find the string value named 'AutoAdminLogon' and set it to '0' to disable it.
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:o) Glad I could help you - thank you for the points
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