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Automatic Logon to Windows 95, 98 and Me (Windows 95/98/Me) Popular

This setting allows Windows clients to automatically logon without entering a user name or password, therefore bypassing the logon box.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value called "AutoAdminLogon" and set it to "1" to enable automatic login.

Create a new string value called "DefaultUsername" and set it to username of the default user.

Create a new string value called "DefaultPassword" and set it to match the password of the default user.

Restart Windows and the system should automatically logon.

Note: As the password is stored in clear text any user with access to the local Windows registry may then be able to see the default password.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|AutoAdminLogonREG_SZ1|
|DefaultPasswordREG_SZsecret|
|DefaultUserNameREG_SZJohn Doe|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: AutoAdminLogon, DefaultPassword, DefaultUserName
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: July 4, 2003