Change W2000 Default User

Posted on 2005-05-14
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
When I had systems sent to the manufacturer to reimage harddrive, the technician there changed to Default User to "any1".
I need to change this to "POS" so that it defaults to "pos" on boot.  Otherwise I have to have a keyboard on the system, allow it to fail, and retype over "any1".

Where do I change this?  Simply renaming user does not affect.

Question by:Franciay
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    Default user? Do you mean the local administrator or the last displayed user? Or are you talking about an autologon user?
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    Sounds like you mean you want to change the user it is auto-logging on as.  You'll need to change values the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\WinLogon.  Values to change as required:

    If you want to disable the auto-logon altogether, set the value AutoAdminLogon to 0.

    If you don't want to manually edit the registry, I think that TweakUI (from Microsoft) will give you a GUI where you can change the autologon details.

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