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Windows NT allows you to automate the logon process by storing your password and other pertinent information in the Registry database.
NOTE: This feature allows other users to start your computer and use the account you establish to automatically logon. Also, timing conflicts can occur. For example: If you have several network transports loaded, enabling automatic logon may make Windows NT attempt to connect to network resources before the network transports are completely loaded.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Use the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe) to add your logon information, as follows:
It is also important to note that if the DONTDISPLAYLASTUSERNAME value is set to 1, Autoadminlogon does not function.
Article ID: 97597 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 1.2