Enable Automatic Logon in Windows Server 2000/2003
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How to enable automatic logon in Windows Server 2000/2003:
On Windows based WinSol/Enterprise and e-Commerce servers, the software runs in foreground mode. This means that you must log in on the main console to start the NTHOST for WinSol/Enterprise or the web server for e-Commerce. The actual start up programs are in the Windows Start Up Group.
It is often helpful to have a given user automatically log in after a reboot.
To enable automatic logon, follow these steps:
- Start Regedt32.exe, and then locate the following registry subkey:
- Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK.
- Double-click the DefaultDomainName entry, type the domain name, and then click OK.
- Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type your password, and then click OK.
Note: If the DefaultPassword value does not exist, follow these steps:
- Click Add Value on the Edit menu.
- In the Value Name box, type DefaultPassword, and then click REG_SZ for the Data Type.
- Type your password in the String box, and then save your changes.
Also, if no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon key from 1 (true) to 0 (false), which disables the AutoAdminLogon feature.
- Click Add Value on the Edit menu, enter AutoAdminLogon in the Value Name box, and then click REG_SZ for the Data Type.
- Type 1 in the String box, and then save your changes.
- Quit Regedt32.
- Click Start, click Shutdown, and then click OK to turn off your computer.
- Restart your computer and Windows. You are now able to log on automatically.
Note: To bypass the AutoAdminLogon process, and to log on as a different user, hold down the SHIFT key after you log off or after Windows restarts.