Windows 7 Auto Login

We've been configuring Auto Login for some time now using the registry on Windows 7. A while ago we started to receive reports that the computers would enter the password for us, but not actually log in.

The user presses enter and the machine logs in - not much of a problem so there hasn't been much noise about it. But it's starting to become a problem for unattended machines. We think at some point a patch has changed the behavior.

Has anyone experienced anything like that before?

Thanks
HoricePlantAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
You are,likely missing the forceautologon=1

Make sure you have all four
AllowAdminLogon
ForceAutoLogon
Defaultusername
DefaultPassword
HoricePlantAuthor Commented:
We do not really want to set ForceAutoLogon as this will mean that even if you wanted to log off the AdminLogon user and logon on a standard user the computer will logon the AdminLogon user again.

You only probably want to enable ForceAutoLogon for machines like kiosks, notice boards etc.

Previously the auto login worked - but has suddenly stopped
arnoldCommented:
On reboot it logs in, after that if a user logs out, the username/password will be filled in awaiting a user to hit enter as you have it.
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HoricePlantAuthor Commented:
Ah that would be what we wanted.

However I tried setting it and the result is still the same. The machine boots up, and has the username and password in, but I still have to press enter.

We think it's related to patches as a newly built computer doesn't have this issue but after being on the domain for a few hours the issue pops up
arnoldCommented:
AllowAdminLogon has to be set to 1
ForceAutoLogon 0

ForceAutoLogon is what triggers the logoff/logon process.
If this is set to 0, I think it will logon once on boot, but then will wait at the user view.

The other possibility is the screen saver/password lock might be what you are looking at.
HoricePlantAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the late response... We managed to resolve the issue, which was being caused by the 3rd party application Avatier - Password Station. Once we uninstalled the application, auto logon works. We've raised with the vendor who will investigate the issue and provide a fix in the next release.

Thanks for you suggestions.

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HoricePlantAuthor Commented:
Admin - please could you refund the points as this was fixed internally.

Thanks
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