Auto Logon

Automatically log in to a computer once or permenantly

PowerShell Script

AutoLogon can be configured to either automatically log in once after a reboot or permanently.
The following script is the Single AutoLogon sample PowerShell script, alternatively use the Permanent AutoLogon sample PowerShell script. Copy it and save it as a .ps1 file. For further information on hosting this script see Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts.

Single AutoLogon

This script enables AutoLogon only once after a restart. After the second restart, the user will be prompted to log in.
$RegPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
$DefaultUsername = $args[0]
$DefaultPassword = $args[1]
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "AutoAdminLogon" -Value "1" -type String
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "DefaultUsername" -Value "$DefaultUsername" -type String
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "DefaultPassword" -Value "$DefaultPassword" -type String
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "AutoLogonCount" -Value "1" -type DWord
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5 ; Restart-Computer -Force.

Permanent AutoLogon

This script enables AutoLogon permanently; no matter how many times the computer is restarted, it will always automatically log in.
$RegPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"
$DefaultUsername = $args[0]
$DefaultPassword = $args[1]
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "AutoAdminLogon" -Value "1" -type String
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "DefaultUsername" -Value "$DefaultUsername" -type String
Set-ItemProperty $RegPath "DefaultPassword" -Value "$DefaultPassword" -type String
Start-Sleep -Seconds 5 ; Restart-Computer -Force

Custom Script Settings

The table below outlines all the fields that need to be set when creating this custom script.
For a detailed guide, refer to Create an AutoLogon Custom Script.
Single AutoLogon
yourusername yourpassword
Run As
System Account or Specified User Account
Note: This forces the workstation to restart and log in with the specified AutoLogon account.
The admin needs to specify the username and password in the command line section using the format USERNAME PASSWORD (just a blank space between the username and password, no quotes needed).

Create an AutoLogon Custom Script

Create a Custom Script
1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.
2. Navigate to the Applications tab.
4. Select Create Custom Script.
5. Enter a Name for the script, Single AutoLogon, in this example. Use any name you'd like to use.
Creating a Custom Script for Single AutoLogon
6. Enter the URL that points to the location where the script is being hosted, in this example. You might need to download this file and host it on a link that is whitelisted in your firewall.
Best Practice is to download the sample script and self-host it. You can do this for free with GitHub. See the Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts for more information.
7. Select the script type: Powershell.
8. Command Line: Enter the username followed by the password (separated only by a space) for the user account to automatically log into the computer.
9. Select the account to Run As; either System Account or Specified User Account.
10. Click SAVE TO GRID.
Once saved, the script can be pushed to an individual computer or groups of computers. It can also be scheduled using a Policy.
For a guide on how to run your Custom Script, see Pushing the Script.
The script will now appear in the list of Custom Scripts. It will also be available to select from the Applications Control Grid View.
Search for the script in the grid using the search option. If your applications are grouped, you will see a column named Custom Scripts. Selecting the Custom Script header will display all the scripts that have been added to the grid.