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How do I login to vista automatically?

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OK, before I even ask the question--- I am already aware that the right way to do this is to run netplwiz or control userpasswords2.  I tried both-- when I run these commands, I get the "user accounts" popup window.  There is no checkbox, however, for "users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."

Here are the details of my setup:
1) it's running vista ultimate 32
2) it's a brand new install
3) if it matters, I'm using it as a media pc-- it's running a pentium M (very cool chip), w/ 3 gigs ram
4) The machine logs into a local domain.
5) There are only two user accounts on the machine-- one is local, one is from the domain controller.  When I run Netplwiz, BOTH are listed as administrators. I've tried logging in locally using the local account , and by using the domain account.
6) I have user acces control turned off .


Other than that, I can't think of any additional info... I have a suspicion that I don't have admin righst somehow (even though user controll tells me I do) ... I may try and again and explicitly run this elevated...

To get points, please don't tell me to run netplwiz ...
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Have you tried the editing registry route?
 
How to Enable Auto Logon to Windows XP and Vista Joined as Domain Member
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The problem is that your computer is joined to a domain.  See this page:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/06/15/how-to-enable-auto-logon-to-windows-xp-and-vista-joined-as-domain-member/
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Gotcha by seconds LeeTutor   :-)
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Oh, well, maybe he'll split the points...  ;0)
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ahhh....this rings a bell....I'll try toight, if it works, will split polnts 50-50
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I'd say, just as the questioner commented at ID: 24417664, split the points.
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no way I said it first        :^D



yup, split the points.


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sorry!!!!
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