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Logging On - AutoLogonChecked Registry Key
I consider my system to be relatively well-secured, and I am its only user. I am seriously considering the implementation of the Windows' automatic logon feature. I am well-versed in manual registry management. I have modified (added) the required keys/values/data to arm the feature (AutoAdminLogon, DefaultPassword, and DefaultUserName). I temporarily left AutoAdminLogon set to zero until I REALLY decide to 'charge ahead'. Having looked at the Winlogon key and its subkeys, I notice what appears to be a new subkey, namely AutoLogonChecked. I don't think that I need be concerned with DefaultDomainName as I am not part of any domain, just a Workgroup.
To the point: Must the AutoLogonChecked key be modified (set to one), that is, must the (Default) REG_SZ value's data value be set to one (1) to fully enable the feature, namely automatic logon?
As always, please accept my appreciation in advance of any response(s).
--Lairbear (Randy Reist)
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|08 Dec 2011||#3|
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Many thanks for your recommendation. While I suspect your suggestion holds merit, I decided to plow ahead and try my manual tweak of the registry keys. Being a long time software engineer who designed and maintained a proprietary operating system, I tend to be one who 'bit fiddles'. The result of my 'bit fiddling' was successful. Once I finally set the AutoAdminLogon value to 1 (true), I was able to consistently restart with no log on required/requested.
I never modified the (Default) value of the AutoLogonChecked key value. That setting appears to have had no affect upon the functionality of auto logon. I suspect that key affects other thing(s). I have yet to try holding the space bar during restart to see if AutoAdminLogon is shunted. I'll see how things work as time passes.
The bottom line:
My registry modifications seem to have worked.
Thanks again for your investment of time to address and to respond to my problem. The problem is solved.
Thank you and best regards,
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