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Matthew VanDerlofske

Automated Login after Reboot

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I have about 80 servers that I reboot each week, they are our backup servers so I also have an unlock script that runs on startup. I would like to automate the login of each of these servers as well. They are all always logged in so any members of the helpdesk can check on a backup or look at the history. I have tryed to get this to work but have not been able to so far. Any ideas?

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Look in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

There should be two string values: DefaultUserName and DefaultPassword

Set the values for both of these to be the logon details you require

Look for AutoAdminLogon and set it to "1" (Without quotes)

Reboot.

Hope this helps.

Note: This is not very safe practice, having your servers logged in, but thats up to you ...

@big_daddy - got there before me :)

Edited by sandyd

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Thanks for the help, you get so used to using one product for all your automation tasks and you forget to see if it is already part of the OS.

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