JSI Tip 0004 - Bypass the WinNT Logon Prompt.

If you want to autolog a user, both TweakUI and the Resource Kit utility AUTOLOG.EXE will do it for you. To configure this using the registry, edit:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Set the DefaultDomainName, DefaultPassword (must be non-blank), and DefaultUserName. Set AutoAdminLogon to 1 (all are type REG_SZ). If you ever want to logon as a different user, hold down the shift key as you logoff.

If you implemented Tip 025, undo it.

Note:Your password is stored in plain text in the registry and can be seen by someone with the authority to view a remote registry.

NOTE: See tip 3513.

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