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Windows 7: Log On Automatically at Startup

06 Nov 2008   #109
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Log On Automatically at Startup

How to Automatically Log On a User Account at Windows 7 Startup


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16 Nov 2012   #110
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No, you will need to have a password to connect via RDC unless you set it to allow to via Security Policies. Post #6 was for a homegroup and users on the same computer. I should have made that more clear in that post.

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16 Nov 2012   #111
shinyjanjan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No, you will need to have a password to connect via RDC unless you set it to allow to via Security Policies. Post #6 was for a homegroup and users on the same computer. I should have made that more clear in that post.
Yes i was asking for a homegroup network, i want to connect to my other computer via RDC without requiring a client user password. Security isn't an issue, this is on an internal network. How would i do that? My OS is Win 7 HP and the client PC is Windows XP Pro.
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16 Nov 2012   #112
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, it still must have a password using RDP.

Without password would be towards the sharing between Windows 8 and Windows 7 PCs in a homegroup instead.
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16 Nov 2012   #113
shinyjanjan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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go to control panel/ administrative tools/ local security policy/ Security options/ Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only

set that to disable, and you will be able to remote desktop without the need for a password
I found this on some site, unfortunately i dont have the "Local Security Policy" perhaps because my OS is just Home Premium. Thanks for all your tutorial i really learned a lot from you. God bless and ore power to you!
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16 Nov 2012   #114
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.

Yeah, but you really don't want to disable that setting. It would put your computer at a very high risk of unauthorized access. It's just not worth the risk when you could just use a password, and set RDP to log in automatically with it instead.

Remote Desktop Connection Automatic Log On - Turn On or Off
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19 Nov 2012   #115
cowgirlup059

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
This does not work on my computer

I have done this 6 or 7 times and it does not work on my computer!! What can I do???
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20 Nov 2012   #116
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello cowgirlup, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post back with some screenshots showing what you have set.

Just to make sure, this is only for at startup, and not after resuming from sleep, hibernate, or screen saver.

Are you logged in as an administrator?

Are you part of a domain?
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28 Nov 2012   #117
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hello Shawn I am wanting to keep my password on startup but don't want to have it on a reboot / restart for example after I do Windows updates - any way around this please?

Looking at the tutorial I'd say not but....
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28 Nov 2012   #118
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello John,

I'm afraid not. Since reboot/restart takes you to the startup log on screen it's pretty much an either or setting for that.
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28 Nov 2012   #119
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello John,

I'm afraid not. Since reboot/restart takes you to the startup log on screen it's pretty much an either or setting for that.
No worries mate oh and have a merry Christmas - am saying it now because I ma awful at forgetting these occasions LOL!!
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