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Chapter 7. Network Configuration > Log on automatically at startup

7.12. Log on automatically at startup

For increased security, Windows 2000 presents a logon dialog box at startup and requires that you have a valid user account on the computer or domain in order to log on to the computer. While you can't get around the requirement for a valid user account, you can configure Windows 2000 to automatically log on at startup. If you always use the same logon account and are not concerned with your system logging on automatically at startup, automatic logon will save you the extra few steps of pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and typing your username and password to log on.

7.12.1. Specify an automatic logon account

It's easy to configure the system for automatic logon through the Users and Passwords object in the Control Panel:


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