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Windows 7 domain auto login

Posted on 2014-09-02
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Last Modified: 2014-09-07
I'm looking for a way to auto - login machines that we use generic accounts on.  I also need a way to allow the administrator to log off that user and login too.  I've seen the registry netplwiz but does this allow for the admin to log out the current user?
Question by:WellingtonIS
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Do the following to setup autologon.  To log on as the admin just log off while holding the left shift key, this will prevent autologon from automatically logging you back on as the generic user.

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.

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Thanks!  Will try this and get back to you

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thanks this did the trick.

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