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Old 03-02-2009
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Auto logon to Windows XP SP2 pc and active directory domain

We have Windows XP running clients connected to a Windows 2003 Domain in our office. Now due to some reason I want few of these XP SP2 systems to automatically logon and authenticate the user account on the Domain Controller. Is it possible? If yes, please let me know how.

And secondly I would also like to make some customizations settings on these PC so that after auto login, it should open a specified application in Full Screen mode to prevent user using any other application. How can I do the same as well?

Many thanks.

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Old 04-02-2009
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RE: Auto logon to Windows XP SP2 pc and active directory domain

Yes it is possible. You can do it using 'Control userpasswords2' applet. But remember that it will not work until you make the required settings manually. In order to do the same you will require to go into the Winlogon registry key and manually set "AutoAdminLogon" to 1. Also set "ForceAutoLogon" to 1 to prevent logoff. For more help on the same you can check out this MS KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231
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Re: Auto logon to Windows XP SP2 pc and active directory domain

you can use a GPO to let a computer logon automaticly

CLASS MACHINE
CATEGORY "System"
CATEGORY "Logon"
POLICY "AutoLogon"
EXPLAIN "These settings can be used to allow the system to logon automatically. To enable autologon, set the first two settings (AutoAdminLogon and ForceAutologon) to 1, and then fill in the appropriate account information. Keep in mind that this information will be stored in cleartext in the systems registry."
KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

PART "AutoAdminLogon" NUMERIC REQUIRED TXTCONVERT
VALUENAME "AutoAdminLogon"
MIN 0 MAX 1 DEFAULT "1" SPIN 1
END PART

PART "ForceAutoLogon" NUMERIC REQUIRED TXTCONVERT
VALUENAME "ForceAutoLogon"
MIN 0 MAX 1 DEFAULT "1" SPIN 1
END PART

PART "DefaultUserName" EDITTEXT REQUIRED
VALUENAME "DefaultUserName"
DEFAULT "Erik" MAXLEN 128
END PART


PART "DefaultPassword" EDITTEXT REQUIRED
VALUENAME "DefaultPassword"
DEFAULT "P@ssw0rd" MAXLEN 128
END PART

PART "DefaultDomainName" EDITTEXT REQUIRED
VALUENAME "DefaultDomainName"
DEFAULT "Domain" MAXLEN 128
END PART

PART "AltDefaultUserName" EDITTEXT REQUIRED
VALUENAME "AltDefaultUserName"
DEFAULT "Erik" MAXLEN 128
END PART

PART "AltDefaultDomainName" EDITTEXT REQUIRED
VALUENAME "AltDefaultDomainName"
DEFAULT "Should match domain above" MAXLEN 128
END PART

END POLICY
END CATEGORY
END CATEGORY

or a registry key that edits SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

or create a .reg

with :

oWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DefaultUserName"="accountname\domain"
"AutoAdminLogon"="1"
"DefaultPassword"="P@ssw0rd"


if you have multiple domains i recommend using the username\domain as a username
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