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:
- Start Windows, and then log on to an account that is a member of the Administrators group.
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Run dialog box, type regedit, and then click OK.
- In Registry Editor, locate the following subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
- In the right pane, click AutoAdminLogon under Name.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- In the Edit String dialog box, type 0 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Note If there is a DefaultPassword entry, make note of the value. You may need it to log on the system if it is set to a random password. The password will be listed in plain text, and is case-sensitive.
- On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
- Restart your computer.
Article ID: 316385 - Last Review: Oct 23, 2008 - Revision: 1