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Configuring Auto Logon

Using this method to configuring Auto Logon stores the password in clear text, allowing anyone with access to the registry (either locally or remotely) to see the password. There are tools that do this and can store the password securely.

To configure auto logon, follow these steps:

  1. Open Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. Create or modify the string value named DefaultDomainName and enter the domain name to use.
  4. Create or modify the string value named DefaultUserName and enter the user name to use.
  5. Create or modify the string value named DefaultPassword and enter the password to use.
  6. Create or modify the string value named AutoAdminLogon and enter a value of 1.
  7. Close Registry Editor
  8. Reboot the computer.
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