Sometimes I need to remind myself where this is located. This is primarily useful when you have shared domain workstations that need to logon automatically. Be sure to lock this workstation down!
This article describes how to configure Microsoft Windows XP to automate the logon process by storing your password and other pertinent information in the registry database. This feature permits other users to start your computer and to use the account that you establish to automatically log on.
Important If you turn on autologon, using Windows XP becomes more convenient. However, using this feature can pose a security risk.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: