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Enable Automatic Logon on Windows 10

AutoLogon provides the means to configure Windows built-in auto logon. Here, the user does not need to enter his username and password, the systems (windows) automatically make use of the credentials entered in the AutoLogin and this is worth noting that this is encrypted in the Registry. In this guide, we shall discuss how to Enable Automatic Logon on Windows 10. Kindly refer to these interesting guides: How to download and use Windows SysInternals tools locally, how to Enable BitLocker AES-XTX 256 Encryption Method, how to disable auto login in Windows, how to enable automatic logon on Windows 10 via the Registry, how to download and use Windows SysInternals tools locally, and how to Delete AWS S3 Bucket and its Objects using  AWS CLI in Linux.

As mentioned above, there isn’t a need for the user to enter their name and password. Windows uses the credentials you enter with Autologon, which are encrypted in the Registry, to log on to the specified user automatically. But be aware that, although the password is encrypted in the registry as an LSA secret, a user with administrative rights can easily retrieve and decrypt it. See the guide on how to enable Auto Logon on how this is done via the registry.

Download AutoLogon

This tool is relatively easy to use, here are the steps in configuring the AutoLogon – Download the Tool. Please proceed and have the zipped file extracted.

 Run the Autologon.exe. 

Please see The different Windows Logon Types. What are the merits and demerits of Local System Account and Service Logon Account. How to fix “Auto Logon Error “The username and password specified is not valid”. Also, see how to fix “Error 1385: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this time“.

– Fill in the details in the windows displayed

And Select the Enable functionality and if successful, the dialog (window) below will be thrown.

Note: After this step, restart the system and it will logon automatically to the domain using the user account and password created. To verify this further a bit, launch the command prompt and type “whoami“. This will display the domain and the username currently logon to the account.

See the following How to download and use Windows SysInternals tools locally for more tools available in the SysInternals suite.

I hope you found this blog post helpful on how to Enable Automatic Logon on Windows 10. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session

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