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Automatic login to domain Windows 7 computers

I currently use the following to autologin my workstations as an administrator.I call a batch file at the command prompt using the For command and a list of PC names that enables autologin and reboots:

For /f %i in (pc.txt) do call do.bat %i

DO.BAT
reg add "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
reg add "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultDomainName /t REG_SZ /d YOURDOMAIN /f
reg add "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultUserName /t REG_SZ /d YOURUSERNAME /f
reg add "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultPassword /t REG_SZ /d YOURPASSWORD /f
shutdown /r /m "\\%1" /t 1 /f


When I am done  I do this to disable the autologin and reboot:

For /f %i in (pc.txt) do call undo.bat %i

UNDO.BAT
reg add "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
reg delete "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultUserName /f
reg delete "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DefaultPassword /f
shutdown /r /m "\\%1" /t 1 /f

Now this all works fine for Windows XP workstations but when I have applied this to
Windows 7 workstations I get an error stating 'The network path cannot be found'. As soon
as I send it to an XP workstation it is fine. Any help would be appreciated.
Windows Server 2003Networking ProtocolsWindows Networking

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alfatec

8/22/2022 - Mon
Alan_White

Can you try each bit of the batch file and see when the error first throws?

Could be a firewall on the Win7 PCs?
alfatec

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It throws it on the first line. The firewall is disabled on all workstations.
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Many thanks for that Alan. The remote registry setting was set to manual in group policy. All works fine now.
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