WIndows 2003 auto login diasabling

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Hi,
When ever windows2003 server is rebooted or shutdown and started, there is
no prompt for the login account, by default it login and shows the desktop,
instead of prompting for the login screen.

Pl. advise how to enable the login screen when ever the system is rebooted
or started.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    "Karthik" <Karthik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B65376ED-F7BA-4788-88F3-306D04BA039B@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > When ever windows2003 server is rebooted or shutdown and started, there is
    > no prompt for the login account, by default it login and shows the
    desktop,
    > instead of prompting for the login screen.
    >
    > Pl. advise how to enable the login screen when ever the system is rebooted
    > or started.
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance.

    How did this get set in the first place? This isn't default behavior ...
    Are you in a domain or a workgroup?

    This is a Win2k security group, note - Win2003 server questions can be asked
    in m.p.windows.server.*
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    See the link below on what registry keys are used to accomplish this and how
    to undo it. Set Value: 0 disable auto logon. Be sure to delete that password
    in the registry also as it is held in clear text and someone may discover
    it. --- Steve

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/RegistryTips/Security/AutomaticLogon.html

    The following registry hack details the registry keys which control
    automatic logon:

    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Name: AutoAdminLogon
    Type: REG_SZ
    Value: 1 enable auto logon
    Value: 0 disable auto logon


    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Name: DefaultUserName
    Type: REG_SZ
    Value: account to logon automatically


    Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    Name: DefaultPassword
    Type: REG_SZ
    Value: pw for DefaultUserName above
    Caution: Password is stored in clear text. Set security permissions on
    Winlogon subkey to protect the account used.


    "Karthik" <Karthik@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B65376ED-F7BA-4788-88F3-306D04BA039B@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    > When ever windows2003 server is rebooted or shutdown and started, there is
    > no prompt for the login account, by default it login and shows the
    > desktop,
    > instead of prompting for the login screen.
    >
    > Pl. advise how to enable the login screen when ever the system is rebooted
    > or started.
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance.
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