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Speeding Up the Logon
4. Right-click the AutoAdminLogon entry and click Modify. Set the Value
to , as shown in FigureĀ 14-1. Then click OK to save the new value. 1
CAUTION Automatic logon can be a great feature, but it can also create a
security problem for your computer. If you use your computer for business, if you have
data you prefer to keep safe from others, or both, I strongly recommend that you
do not enable this feature. If you happen to step out of your office or if your laptop
is stolen, you have left the door to your computer wide open. By enabling automatic
logon, you are trading convenience for physical access security. However, you are
not changing your network security, so your data is still safe from network
attackers. The risk of someone remotely connecting to your computer is the same as if you
did not have automatic logon enabled.
Figure 14-1: Set AutoAdminLogon to 1 to activate automatic logon.
5. Locate the DefaultUserName entry or create a string value if it does not exist.
6. Right-click DefaultUserName and select Modify. Set the value to the
username that you primarily use to sign in to Windows. Click OK.
7. Locate the DefaultPassword entry or create a string value if it does not exist.
8. Right-click the DefaultPassword entry and set the value to your password.
9. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
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