Automatic Logon without Name or Password

Posted On 2007-07-17 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Auto Logon
Tags: Tip Software Hack/Tweak Windows 9x Windows 2000
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This setting allows Windows clients to logon without entering a user name or password, therefore bypassing the logon box.


  1. Using Regedit, open the key below.

  2. Create a new String Value, and name it 'Default Password'.

  3. Modify the data of 'Default Password' to match the default users password.
    The default username is stored at:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon] - Username

  4. Reboot and the system should automatically logon.
    Note: The password is stored in clear text, therefore anyone with access to the registry can see the default password!


Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: Default Password
Data Type: REG_SZ


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