Automatic Domain Log On HP Thin Client

Posted on 2013-11-19
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
Hi All,

My boss wants me to investigate if there is a way to have a HP Thin Client with Windows 7 Embedded log into a domain automatically.

I know that they are able to log in automatically with a local account but am highly doubtful of it happening with a domain account.

If anyone has previously succeeded at implementing this, your help will be greatly appreciated.


Question by:joestramandinoli
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Ram Balachandran earned 1000 total points
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If this thin clients are not in domain, you can use following registry method


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thanks for that post ram_kerala.

That link pointed me in the correct location.

I ended up having to modify the following:


I also needed to add the following entry:

Also had to ensure that AutoAdminLogon was set to 1 as well.

Once this was done, I restarted the thin client and the device logged in using the domain credentials.


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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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for the following reason:

There were some details that were missing from the link that was posted which I have added in my comments.
Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

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by:Ram Balachandran
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I guess you havent read the article correctly more over this link has all required info in processing this request.
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McKnife earned 1000 total points
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Sorry, but be aware that you now have inserted a plain text password to the registry, viruses could simply read out the password.

You should use autologon, a free small tool by Microsoft instead. It encrypts the password.
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by:Sarang Tinguria
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McKnife has a valid point...

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