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Q: Establishing an automatic logon script at a System PCs ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Establishing an automatic logon script at a System PCs
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jack_from_irvine-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 02 Jun 2006 17:05 PDT
Expires: 02 Jul 2006 17:05 PDT
Question ID: 734863
I would like to create an automatic logon script that would work at
both Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional PCs.  The questions are
1)  I have information for establishing Automatic Logon for Windows XP
(  Would the same instructions
apply for Windows 2000 Professional?

2)  I would like to establish an automatic logon script that would do
the following:
2-a)  Log in with a particular Userid and Password
2-b)  Double click a Windows Icon.  In the Properties for this Windows
Icon, the Location of this shortcut is C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Desktop. The Target is "C:\Program
2-c) Lock the PC via Ctl-Alt-Del, Lock Computer

3) Where in Windows would this Automatic Logon Script be defined? 
What folder, file, or registry would this Automatic Logon Script be
stored so that this program would execute after this PC is rebooted?

4) Could you provide sources (Web Address information) for the answers
to these questions?
Subject: Re: Establishing an automatic logon script at a System PCs
Answered By: tox-ga on 04 Jun 2006 16:41 PDT

Take the following steps to get what you want:

1. Download the file:

2. Extract the file tractranstart.bat to C:\Windows\ (WinXP) or
C:\WINNT\ (Windows 2000)

3. Click your start menu > Run... ( or press Windows Key + R)

4. In the Run dialog, type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes.

5. Uncheck the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use
this computer."

6. Click OK and you will be prompted to enter a User name and Password
(the user you want to logon by default).

7. Restart the computer and you should be logged in to the default user.

8. Download and run the program:

9. Click the tab "Startup (user)"

10. Right-click in the white area and select "New..."

11. Click "Browse Files..."

12. Navigate to the location where you extracted tractranstart.bat and
click "Open". (For XP, this should be C:\WINDOWS\tractranstart.bat
while for 2000 it should be C:\WINNT\tractranstart.bat)

13. You should see a tractranstart item in the list. Close the program
and restart. When everything is done loading, the program should be
started and the computer will be locked.
Subject: Re: Establishing an automatic logon script at a System PCs
From: cyberactiveuk-ga on 02 Jun 2006 18:11 PDT
1. Use TWEAK UI to automate user login, there is a version for Windows
XP and Windows 2000

2. Download W2kLockDesktop from and extract
the file w2klockdesktop.exe to a directory/folder you create called
lock in the root of c:\ so you end up with a c:\lock.

3. Create the batch file runme.bat as below and then copy the file to
the following location. Right click Start, then click Open all users ?
Programs  - Startup

4. That should be it, task completed.

(For XP Tweak UI)

Download from here

Then Open TweakUI (Click Start, Programs, Powertoys for Windows XP).
Expand the Logon branch, and click Autologon. Turn on the "Log on
automatically at......" option, type your username and password, and
click Ok.

(For Windows 2000 Tweak UI)

Download from here

Then Open TweakUI (Control Panel, TweakUI). 
1.On the multi-tabbed dialog box that appears, click on the "Network"
tab (you may need to click on the arrows next to the tabs to cycle
through the tabbed windows).
2. Check the "Log on automatically at system startup" checkbox. 
3. Now, enter your user name and password where appropriate. 
4. Click the "OK" button to close the dialog box.


copy the following text  between dashes to notepad and save the file
as runme.bat, set save as type = All File, then save file.


@echo off
C:\Program Files\Tractivity\TracManager\TracTran.exe


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