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    Auto-Logon Windows 2000

    Ok, i searched for info, and can only find how to do this on an NT machine with the registry. Is there any way to get a 2000 box to auto-logon with a domain user account? As far as I can see, even the NT Reg tweak only gets you to logon as Administrator.... Any way of doing this without a 3rd party program? seems like it's do-able....

    Thanks in advance
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    Go into the Control Panel > Users and Passwords and uncheck the box saying users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
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    Curious, will that not just log me onto the local machine? I need it to authenticate the PW on our domain. I guess a better title for this post would be automatic PW entry for Logon...
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    That solution will only log you in locally. There is a way to do it through the domain but you have to edit the registry.

    The key to do this is HKEY_Local_Machine\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\winllogon

    You have to set the 'autoadminlogon' to 1
    AltDefaultUserName= your username
    AltDefaultDomainName= your domain name
    DefaultPassword= your password

    Please be aware that your password will be in plain text.
    Hope this helps.
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    It is still a registry change that allows you to autologin to the computer. I am attaching a registry file that you will need to modify with your username domain and password. It does work as I have tested it on my works network. Hope this helps.
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    Thank you both for all your help, it works great! I consider this post closed.
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