Auto-Login for PACs

Thomas Edelblute TEdelblute at ANAHEIM.NET
Tue Apr 2 15:44:49 EDT 2013

You can also do this in the registry of the computer without having to rely on the domain or GPOs.

HKey Local Machine \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows NT Current Version \ Windows Logon

Change the AutoLogin from 0 to 1
Set the default user name and default domain name
If necessary, create a new string value for "DefaultPassword" and set its value there.

This is how we setup many machines in the library.

Thomas Edelblute
Public Access Systems Coordinator
Anaheim Public Library

From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of Rick Cromi
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [WEB4LIB] Auto-Login for PACs

If these are in a Windows domain, use Group Policy Preferences to set the registry keys for AutoAdminLogon, DefaultUsername and DefaultPassword.

Rick Cromi

From: Pruntel,Alison [mailto:Alison.Pruntel at FAUQUIERCOUNTY.GOV]
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 7:35 AM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Auto-Login for PACs

***Please excuse for cross-posting***

We will be implementing Deep Freeze on our PACs in the coming months. We will be having the machines reboot in between sessions to ensure that the PCs are truly restored to a clean system. However, we are looking for a way to avoid having staff have to log the machines in each time/in between the sessions. Anyone have an auto-login process in place to address this? I am aware of the "control userpasswords2" utility, which is put in place before freezing the machine, but looking for some advice on how to best do this.

Thanks in advance,

Alison Pruntel
Electronic Resources Librarian
Fauquier County Public Library
11 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
alison dot pruntel at fauquiercounty dot gov


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