Windows 2000/2003/2008 server Auto Admin logon

Whilst really this is just horrible, there are times that you may need (hopefully) internal boxes to automatically logon with a specific set of credentials – perhaps to launch an application that cannot be installed as a service etc..

Here are the steps to do this (at your own risk! this means anyone with access to the registry will have your username and password)

1: Open regedit

2: Navigate to the below registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

3: Create value DefaultUserName as a REG_SZ and enter the username you want to auto logon.

4: Create value DefaultPassword as a REG_SZ and enter the password for the user above.

5: Create value AutoAdminLogon as a REG_SZ and set it to 1

6: If applicable create DefaultDomainName as a REG_SZ and set it to the required domain.

Close regedit, reboot and it should now automagically log you on with the above details.

Did I mention this is horrible? 🙂

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