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Don't want password prompt on startup

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Anonymous
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August 5, 2004 2:49:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

I searched and searched in the Knowledge Base, but it only
contains complicated network information that only
pertains to businesses. I just have a home computer. My
husband accidentally enabled password on startup and now
wants to disable it. Any idea how to do that?

Thanks,
Kristen

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Anonymous
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August 5, 2004 7:51:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

You can set the keys for automatic logon

*************WARNING***********
Registry modification ahead
Perform at your own risk
**********************************
Use Regedit.exe

Traverse the Registry to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

Create the following keys if they do not exist:

AutoAdminLogon = 1 ,Reg_SZ
DefaultUserName = x ,Reg_SZ
DefaultPassword = y ,Reg_SZ

where the DefaultUserName is the Account you wish to have logged in
and the Default Password is the Password for the Account.

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"Kristen" <cmrice@intrustcorp.com> wrote in message
news:0d2701c47b14$8717e8f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I searched and searched in the Knowledge Base, but it only
> contains complicated network information that only
> pertains to businesses. I just have a home computer. My
> husband accidentally enabled password on startup and now
> wants to disable it. Any idea how to do that?
>
> Thanks,
> Kristen
Anonymous
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August 6, 2004 7:23:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Follow the instructions in the KB article link below. I pasted the pertinent
part. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;234562

Preventing the Password Prompt in a Non-Domain System
1.. In Control Panel, double-click Users and Passwords.
2.. Click to clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this
computer check box.

NOTE: This option does not appear on a system that is a member of a domain.
3.. Click the Advanced tab.
4.. Click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl-Alt-Del before logging on check
box.


"Kristen" <cmrice@intrustcorp.com> wrote in message
news:0d2701c47b14$8717e8f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I searched and searched in the Knowledge Base, but it only
> contains complicated network information that only
> pertains to businesses. I just have a home computer. My
> husband accidentally enabled password on startup and now
> wants to disable it. Any idea how to do that?
>
> Thanks,
> Kristen
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