Thursday, 12 April 2007

Automating Logon

Using windows xp professional, you can automate the logon process by storing your password and other pertinent in the registry. Using this features, other users can start your computer and use the account you enable to log on automatically.

To enable autologon, use the following procedure :
  1. In the Run dialog box, type regedit.exe, and then click OK
  2. Navigate to the registry subkey : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. Double-click the DefaultUserName entry
  4. In the Value Data box, type your user name and then click OK
  5. If the DefaultPassword entry does not exist, click New on the Edit menu and then select String Value. In the Name box, type Default Password, then double-click DefaultPassword, then In Value Data field, type password
  6. Double-click AutoAdminLogon, then enter 1 in the Value data box
  7. Close the registry editor
  8. Restart the computer

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