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  • Question

  • All,

    I am trying to configure a Windows Server 2008 Std. server for auto-login.  I have not found a method to do so, and it has been driving me insane.  Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Monday, October 12, 2009 2:42 PM

Answers

  • I just tried the reghack in this article on a 2008 server. It works.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231



    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, October 16, 2009 3:32 AM
    Monday, October 12, 2009 2:55 PM
  • Hi,

     

    This article applies to Windows Server 2008:

     

    How to turn on automatic logon in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324737/en-us

     

    Note: By default, Windows Server 2008 does not have the entries: DefaultUserName, DefaultPassword and AutoAdminLogon. We need to add them one by one and set a proper value.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, October 16, 2009 3:32 AM
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:24 AM

All replies

  • I just tried the reghack in this article on a 2008 server. It works.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231



    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, October 16, 2009 3:32 AM
    Monday, October 12, 2009 2:55 PM
  • Hi,

     

    This article applies to Windows Server 2008:

     

    How to turn on automatic logon in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324737/en-us

     

    Note: By default, Windows Server 2008 does not have the entries: DefaultUserName, DefaultPassword and AutoAdminLogon. We need to add them one by one and set a proper value.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, October 16, 2009 3:32 AM
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:24 AM
  • How To Set Automatic Logon : For Windows Server!

    Start Regedt32.exe, and then locate the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    1. Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click OK.
    2. Double-click the DefaultDomainName entry, type the domain name, and then click OK.
    3. 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.
    1. In the Value Name box, type DefaultPassword, and then click REG_SZ for the Data Type
    2. 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.
    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.

    Monday, April 28, 2014 10:54 PM
  • I tried to follow these steps but when I got to ...\Winlogon my list of registry keys did not have DefaultDomainName. It does have a key called (Default), Is this the same thing? Do I have to create this key if it does not already exist?
    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:17 PM
  • No, it isn't the same thing. You can create a new Reg_Sz string named DefaultDomainName

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:02 AM