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PSExec - Disable Auto Logon

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I need to disable Auto Logon on a user's machine and am doing through PSEXEC.  What is the correct registry path to do this on?  Thanks.
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Have a look at this one.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/disabling-auto-login-for-windows-7-with-only-1/87e682b2-e038-4f23-927b-58bb9fe6f8ab

You can try using that registry or add that command in a batch file and using PSExec copy over that batch from your PC to remote PC and then execute the same.

PSExec commands are as below

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
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1. Start > then type netplwiz
2. Select the user account that's logging on automatically and check the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"
3. click on the Apply button
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atsvirginia - Its required to change on remote PC not Local PC
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Try this first:
psexec \\computername -u username -p password rundll32 netplwiz.dll,ClearAutoLogon

If this doesn't work then it is set in the registry

psexec \\computername -u username -p password reg delete HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\ -v DefaultPassword
psexec \\computername -u username -p password reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\  /v AutoAdminLogon /t REG_BINARY /d 0 

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Thank you!
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