Autologon not working anymore

Posted on 2014-09-02
Last Modified: 2014-09-09

We have been using autologon.exe from sysinternals for years.

Now the autologon does not work anymore.

We set the user, password and domain and reboot the computer it just says:

Bad user name or password - If we click ok, it says "domain\" in username. (missing the username)


Question by:mikeydk
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    Expert Comment

    are you able to login with this username & password ? maybe the password is changed?
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    Accepted Solution

    Just edit these registry settings for autologon.  Create them as string values if they aren't there.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    DefaultUserName - Set this to the user you want to auto logon
    DefaultPassword - Set this to that user's password
    DefaultDomainName - Set to AD Domain Name or if using a local account set it to the computer's name
    AutoAdminLogon - set to 1

    Delete AutoLogonCount and AutoLogonChecked if they exist.

    Reboot and the computer should auto-logon with the user/password specified.
    LVL 11

    Expert Comment

    did you try this way for the login : user@domain ?

    Author Comment

    mcsween> AutoLogonCount is recreated every time the computer reboots?

    Mr. Tortur> Not working with UPN :(

    Author Comment

    First set registry
    Password(Username or password incorrect)

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