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Windows Server 2003, Auto login changes automatically.

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We use Win2k3, as an application server.  It communicates with only 1 other server (usually).  It's running SQL Server 2000 (dont think SQL's part of the problem), and our application.  We also set it up to automatically login with a user that's part of the Power Users group (I'll call him poweruserX), by setting the registry.  

Occasionally (not really repeatable), when the server reboots (scheduled reboot), it will change the "Default Autologin" from "poweruserX" to "Administrator".  So when it does this, is still has "poweruserX's" password (not the Administrator's), so it can't login.

I need to know why it's doing this, and how to stop it.

Thanks!!!
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change the altdefaultusername key from administrator to poweruserx aswell.
If it runs into a problem when trying to run the autologin it then tries the altdefaultusername.
sounds like a service is not starting before the registry runs that key...
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Thanks for the response.  I made the change you recommended and now, when I log out as poweruserX, and relog in as Administrator, and then restart the system, it will change the altdefault user to adminstrator.  

Thanks for the input.  I'll keep researching...
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