Automating the Windows NT/2000 Server
Last updated: 4/8/2001
Q. I have programs I want running for my clients on
NT 4.0 network. How do automate the NT (and Windows 2000) login in
the event of a power outage?
A. The NT automatic logon instructions are in Knowledge
Base Article Q97597 at . I always have a difficult
time finding this article, so here it is in a nutshell:
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Change AutoAdminLogon key from 0 to 1
(if there is no default password (e.g., ""), NT will automatically
logon the first time, but will change the key back to 0 = false after logging
on the first time)
Verify that the following values are correct for the default logon account:
4/8/2001 This also works exactly the same way to automate
the Windows 2000 Pro login. I had to add a new string value for the
Default Password on my computer.
Remember, there is a security risk in automating the login.
Also see Internet Connection