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How To Enable Automatic Logon in Windows 2000 Professional
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This article was previously published under Q234562
NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
This article describes how to set the "Users and Passwords" automatic logon feature for Windows 2000 Professional. Note that this Control Panel tool is not available for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows 2000 Datacenter Server.
You can also turn on the automatic logon feature in all versions of the Windows 2000 product family by editing the registry.
WARNING: This procedure will allow the user to log on automatically to the domain. This could cause a serious security problem. Anyone booting this system with this registry modification will be logged on to the system with the user's security credentials.
Windows 2000 OnlyThe process that is described in this article only applies to the first logon. To enforce this setting for subsequent logons, the administrator must set the following registry key:
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Type: REG_SZ Data: 1
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