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Windows 7: Multiple concurrent automated logons at boot?

26 Oct 2012   #1
doh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Multiple concurrent automated logons at boot?

Hi,
I have a desktop computer running Win7 that I've got setup to automatically login on boot for the kids to use.
I am now using Plex as my Media server and this requires you to be logged-in to run it - it can't run as a service using SrvAny or other such tweaks.
What I'm after is a way of automatically logging in the computer on-boot to both user accounts.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Derek


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26 Oct 2012   #2
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I originally misread your post and now see that you would like to have two user accounts automatically logged in at boot.

From my understanding this is not possible without running a Windows Server Operating System.
There are workarounds and alternatives, however.

If you would like, you can set up a script or group policy to load your server software in the background on startup, but under the credentials of your administrator account.
As long as you keep it in the background I do not think the kids will do anything to it.

This has been discussed in depth over at the following thread: Automatic login of multiple user accounts
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26 Oct 2012   #3
doh

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately, that won't work as Plex Media Center needs to interact with the desktop and wont start unless you are actually logged in.
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27 Oct 2012   #4
LuzTeTT

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doh View Post
Unfortunately, that won't work as Plex Media Center needs to interact with the desktop and wont start unless you are actually logged in.
You will be logged in, just not under the administrator's account that will be launching the software.
Do you mean to say it will not allow you to run it as a different user?
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