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    Auto Login in Win XP

    In Windows W2K you had the option to disable the need for a user to login. I'm building a new replacement server with Windows XP and I can't seem to find the equivalent of the "Users must ener a user namd and password to use this computer option" anywhere. Some help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Frank Conforti

    #2
    Search Microsoft's web site for TWEAKUI. This is a little utility of theirs that allows you to customize a bunch of windows settings. Including auto login.

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      #3
      TweakUI is part of the powertoys, you can find them at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp , and this will indeed fix your issue, I used it to auto login my dvr.

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        #4
        Under Control Panel, User Accounts - I turned off the Guest Account and eliminated all other accounts except my Administrator Account. I blanked out the password for my account and left the Welcome Screen on. I boot up directly into Windows now with out the login dialogue box.

        Mark
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          #5
          here's what I used. It makes my unattended PC wint XP auto-boot, auto-login, etc. So programs like HS don't have to be NT Services.
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            #6
            The HS knowledgebase article has the details, its just a command.

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              #7
              Thanks! Worked like a charm. Now if there was a way I could get XP to recognize my Appletalk network printer...(Microsoft giveth and they taketh away).

              --fjc

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                #8
                Are you saying that that will automatically sign you in with your password? That would be great. I couldn'd just remove the password. I have 10 computers here and am always using the remote desktop connection to get from one machine to another.

                thanks,

                Martin

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                  #9
                  I use TweakUI and it does autolog me in and I can still connect using the password from any computer on my network. I also use Netmeeting to connect using the same password.

                  -Rupp
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                    #10
                    Yes, the posted procedure will log in any user you want automatically. No tweakui needed! (sorry Rupp )

                    -Rich

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                      #11
                      I didn't read that article, but if it works like tweakui and logs you in then its better because it saves a download. On point though, TweakUI has a load of other utilities/options that come in handy from time to time.

                      -Rupp
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                        #12
                        Yes Rupp, I have used tweakUI in the past, and it does have some nifty features. Is there one especially for XP? Last I looked, they did not recommend using tweakui for XP.

                        -Rich

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                          #13
                          I just loaded the one I use on Win2k and it works just fine.

                          -Rupp
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                            #14
                            This version shows up on the downloads for Xp and I have used it on XP and server 2003.

                            http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/p.../powertoys.asp
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                            Jeff

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                              #15
                              definitely use the powertoys for XP, it has been out for a while now, if you use the windows 2000 one on XP, you might screw things up , since all it does is modify registry settings.




                              [This message was edited by Dan (xplosiv) on Sat, 06 December 2003 at 10:59 PM.]
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