Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Windows Autologin

Sometimes you might need to set a user password although you don’t really need to. The most common reason to set one is to allow the user to connect through remote desktop. This will force you to authenticate every time you boot the machine. In order to avoid that (please make sure you do understand the security risks of doing that, I personally use this only on my virtual machines and only if I don’t care about securing my files) you can follow these simple steps.

Click run and type:
control userpasswords2
Select the user you want to autologin with and uncheck the ckeckbox on the top of the form.
You will be prompted for the user credentials
And this is it. The next time you will boot your machine it will automatically log you in.

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