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Automatic Domain Log On HP Thin Client

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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.

Thanks

Joe
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Ram Balachandran earned 250 total points
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If this thin clients are not in domain, you can use following registry method

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310584
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by:joestramandinoli
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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:

AutoLogonDomain
DefaultDomain
DefaultDomainName

I also needed to add the following entry:
DefaultPassword

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.

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

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Assisted answer: 500 points for ram_kerala's comment #a39661471

for the following reason:

There were some details that were missing from the link that was posted which I have added in my comments.
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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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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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McKnife has a valid point...
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