Log On/Lock Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DFX, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    I need to be able to restart windows and have it log me on automatically... but also at the same time have a password (for locking windows purposes).

    Is there any way to do this, or is it a stupid idea?
     
  2. tweakui from ms has an auto login feature
     
  3. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Oooo thanks.

    I dont wanna run Tweak UI though, so there must be a registry thing I can do?
     
  4. to have it log on yourself automatically then try and lock it, to bypass that all you would have to do is reboot to have it log in yourself again........ not the best idea for security:confused:
     
  5. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    :rolleyes: Suppose.
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yup, it's pretty easy using TweakUI. You can have a password and auto-login as well.
    Let me try to find out which reg key it modifies ... brb
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Okay, I just used a registry monitor to figure out what reg key gets modified.

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

    That key contains values "DefaultUserName", "DefaultDomainName" and "AutoAdminLogon" which are changed when you enable or disable auto-login.

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to manually enable auto-login, since the password is stored in a different key and it's encrypted.

    So basically, TweakUI is the only way.