Solved

disable logon--go directly to desktop

Posted on 2008-10-04
4
766 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'd like to go directly to my desktop when I boot up and bypass the user screen.  I understand the security implications.  thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:mah56j
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 22642379
The first thing to try is this:  removing the check mark next to Use the Welcome Screen in Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change the way Users logon or off.  If that doesn't do it, see this MSKB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315231
How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows

You can also:  go to Start -> in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu -> type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 and click OK -> Select the account you want to use and remove the check from the "Users must enter a password" checkbox.

And, if you have only one user on the machine with no password, are not on a domain, then you can follow this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282866
HOW TO: Automatically Log On a User Account in Windows XP
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 250 total points
ID: 22642380
Use Autologon from Microsoft Sysinternals - this allows you to enable and disable autologon http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963905.aspx
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22642397
AutoLogon is much simpler, install it, run it, enter username/password, job done
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mah56j
ID: 31503103
thanks very much.  
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Issue: Unstable cursor in Windows XP and Windows runs extremely slow in that any click will bring up the Hour glass (sometimes for several seconds before giving you what you want) . Troubleshooting Process and the FINAL FIX: This issue see…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Many functions in Excel can make decisions. The most simple of these is the IF function: it returns a value depending on whether a condition you describe is true or false. Once you get the hang of using the IF function, you will find it easier to us…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now