Auto-Logon to Domain

I have a computer dedicated to an In/Out Board which displays a program (and the weather) on a large Television.  Also, the display is vertical so the resolution is very uncommon and therefore, I generally don't have a monitor attached because it burns out monitors.

However, this computer needs to be restarted and needs to be in relative close proximity to the TV.  So I end up logging on "blind" (easy enough for me but not general users).

Is there a way I can bypass the initial logon screen to the domain and just allow a restart right into the domain?

Thanks,
JOe K.
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Chris MillardCommented:
Sure can... Check this out:-

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autologon.htm
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ClaudeWalkerAuthor Commented:
And... Boom goes the dynamite!

Thanks,
JOe K.
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LupinusCommented:
I would recommend you download the SysInternals Autologon app from Microsoft:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963905

That allows you to configure the automatic login and encrypt the password at the same time.

You can also do it manually by editing the registry: (Non-Encrypted Password Method)

------Copy/Paste the following into a "Autologon.Reg" File, edit, then run on the PC -----
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DefaultUserName"="INSERTUSERNAMEHERE"
"DefaultDomainName"="INSERTYOURDOMAINHERE"
"DefaultPassword"="INSERTPASSWORDHERE"
"AutoAdminLogon"="1"
"ForceAutoLogon"="1"
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you use the SysInternals Utility to Autologon with an encrypted password, I would still add:

------Copy/Paste the following into a "Autologon.Reg" File, edit, then run on the PC -----
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"ForceAutoLogon"="1"
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This will make sure the Autologon works, even if the user account is manually logged off.  
(you'd have to hold down the SHIFT key to have a logon window come up.
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