Automatical Logon



Sandra Ione
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
When my computer starts or reboots it always goes to the annoying welcome or
logon screen. Is there a way to get Windows to go directly to the default
user when there is no password involved?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:36 AM
You can implement the following procedure to enable automatic logon:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type: control userpasswords2 , and then click OK.
3. In the dialog box that appears, clear the "Users must enter a user name
and password to use this computer" check box, and then click OK.

How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315231&Product=winxp

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"Sandra Ione" wrote:

| When my computer starts or reboots it always goes to the annoying welcome or
| logon screen. Is there a way to get Windows to go directly to the default
| user when there is no password involved?

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
In news:uEIuUNXXFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Sandra Ione <sandraione@memlane.com> typed:

> When my computer starts or reboots it always goes to the
> annoying
> welcome or logon screen. Is there a way to get Windows to go
> directly to the default user when there is no password
> involved?

Start | Run, type "control userpasswords2" Select the account you
want to logon to automatically. Then uncheck the box "Users must
enter a user name and password to use this computer."

Or do the same thing with TweakUI.


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Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Rock
07-10-2005, 12:37 AM
Sandra Ione wrote:

> When my computer starts or reboots it always goes to the annoying welcome or
> logon screen. Is there a way to get Windows to go directly to the default
> user when there is no password involved?
>
>

In addition to what others have posted you can add the Dialog box that
comes up when running control userpasswords 2 to the Control Panel with
the following tweak:

Add Control User Passwords2 to the Control Panel (Line 1)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


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