Auto-Logon to Domain

Posted on 2011-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
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?

JOe K.
Question by:ClaudeWalker
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    Accepted Solution

    Sure can... Check this out:-

    Author Comment

    And... Boom goes the dynamite!

    JOe K.
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    Expert Comment

    I would recommend you download the SysInternals Autologon app from Microsoft:

    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]

    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]

    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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