Configure Auto Login through Windows® Registry
Auto login is an amazing feature of Password Manager in Windows Operating System. This feature helps users to log-in to the system without using the system password. The username and the password used to log into the system are stored in the registry itself. This allows you to save time to enter the passwords and then the authentication of the password etc. Another use of Auto Login is that the users no need to remember the password. The username and the password stored in the registry could be retrieved using the regedit command.
- Windows Registry
- Ways to perform Auto Login
- Things to be kept in mind
Each and every configuration of your system is recorded in the Windows registry. All information is stored in the hierarchical database of the system. The Windows registry is used by each and every program running in the system. You could edit the registry with the help of the RegEdit.exe and the RegEdt32.exe.
Ways to perform Auto Login
For enabling the Auto Login feature in your system, click on the Start menu and select the Run command. In the text box, enter the command control userpasswords2. You should access User Accounts from the Control Panel. When the window opens, you would see the option 'Users must enter a username and password to use this computer'. If the check box near there is enabled then you should uncheck it. Click on the Apply and then enter your username and the password in the respective column. You should re-enter the password to confirm it and then click OK to close the window.
By enabling the Auto Login feature any one could log into the system without the password. They also could use the network that is configured with the system. The system password is stored as a plain text file in the Windows registry. This file is visible to those who are logged in to the network and the one in your system. You should take steps to handle this problem. For the security reasons, the Auto Login option should be used only in the single user computers.