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Windows 7: starting programs start up that need usernames and password

14 Sep 2013   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
starting programs start up that need usernames and password

Hello! I am trying to configure a program to start on the launch of my computer but this program requires a username and password. I have added it to my start up menu by a scheduled tasks but it just sits at were I would have to type in the user and password. Is there a way for me to make this info auto fill and log in? I own a fitness center with 24 hour access and want to make sure if computer shuts down unexpectedly(it is set to automatically restart if this happens) it will restart my door access program. I talk to the software company and they told me the username and password are required and can't be removed.

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14 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Ask your software company if the program supports the input of the user and password using parameters in the properties menu. I've only seen one program that could do that, so I am unsure of if, but hey, nothing to lose, right?
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14 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036

Also, ask them if there is a way to initiate the program from a command prompt with switches that define username and password. I used to use them alot back in the Win3.11 days. The command looked like: commandname.exe -u username -p password or something similar. Make the command part of a batch file that initiates on startup.
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14 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Check out AutoHotkey_L

It is a free scripting language for Windows. There are several flavors of AutoHotkey but I recommend AutoHotkey_L since it has object support. It comes with a Window spy. The trick is to make sure that the AutoHotkey program is started first and watching for the login window. When it sees it, you can use Send to send the keystrokes as macro to log in. Use the Window Spy to get the class name of the login window. See WinExist and related functions in the help for detecting when the login window is open.
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