Where might win2k be pulling it's auto-login info from?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Son Goku, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    OK, I haven't run into this one before. In all of the computers down in the networking lab (just headed out of class), they all seem to be set to auto-login. The problem is, they're all set to auto-logon with the wrong password. As such, each time they boot or what not, it gripes about a wrong password, makes one click on OK to acknowledge it, and then logon normally.

    Why it would be set to logon itself with the wrong password == unknown

    I would think it would make more sense to either have no auto-logon, else to have it have the right password.

    Anyway, I went to the place in the registry where this is stored (according to the NT 4 Resource Kit), and it did work when set as such in win2k (when I used to own it). The place being

    HKCU / Software / Microsoft / Windows NT / Winlogon

    The value being added

    AutoAdminLogon

    set to the password it should be. Adding that (with whatever was going on there previously) ends auto-logon (which someone seems to want, but had given it the wrong password to or something). It doesn't set it to auto-logon.

    Where else could win2k be pulling this information from, and where else would the password need to be corrected, for whatever, whomever was trying to set on those machines to be successful?