schwarznavy
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Using guest as defaul OS; restrict access to host

I'm using Workstation 8.0.1 on a Windows 7 SP1 x64 host.

When my PC boots up I'd like Workstation to run automatically and essentially take over the system. It would be great if a user account on the host doesn't even have to log in.

Is this possible?

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tommc79
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Yes, You can set windows to auto login as a user.

  1. Log in as an administrator
  2. Turn of write protection if you have it

Run regedit and make the following changes.

  1. Navigate to key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE]\software\microsoft\windows nt\current version\winlogon
  2. Change value of "AutoAdminLogon" to 1 if "AutoAdminLogon" isnt there, just click edit, new, stringvalue then name the new string value AutoAdminLogon and set the value to 1.
  3. Make sure the value of "DefaultUserName" is User
  4. make sure the value of "DefaultPassword" is set to User this is case sensitive if "DefaultPassword" isnt there, click edit, new, stringvalue then name the new string value DefaultPassword enter User as the password

This will set a User with the name User and password User as the account to auto log in

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