Auto Winxp logon with auto login to terminal server.

Posted on 2007-07-19
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I'm trying to setup a pc not joined to a domain to auto login and then start a RDP session with a terminal server all without user intervention. This I want to just have the pc go from power up to the terminal server. without the need of user to enter password or user name or having to click/press the connect button.
Question by:pfunk55

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Before I answer, cause i am a retard about this.

Is this for a business environment that has protected data on it?

What you want to do is completely not safe.  :)


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To start off with autologon for Windows:

For RDP:
Create a profile to the server where you want to logon and save this RDP profile as a .rdp file. Make sure this will autostart and you're off.

And as already mentioned...make this environment secure in some way. Because PC's like these are easy targets.

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Thanks all but I found the solution. While googling the issue I came across a tool that made it easy to accomplished the task at hand. Follow the link:  http://www.abinsight.com/tools/rdp_autologon.asp
 I then wrote an bat file with the needed info and added a pause before running the autordp script. The reason for the pause was to give the nic time to acquire an IP address, on startup/from a cold boot.
The following is an example what my batch file looked like. It worked flawlessly. Remember on the pc you will need to set it up to logon automatically for this to work without any user intervention.

We are using this on an enclosed environment as a kiosk that is locked down and is used as a time clock to punch  in and out and request leave forms and other HR documents. It opens an IE page full screen with access to  the site with access limited to the approved sites only. The  users can't navigate away from the approved sites.  

echo Please wait and DO NOT press any keys. Your Time Clock will launch shortly...

ping -n 20 >NUL

autordp desktop\default.rdp /v:mashhead.com /u:HElpme\Chucky /p:XxXxZxZX

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