8.10 Enabling AutoAdminLogon

The AutoAdminLogin feature lets you log in to the desktop and eDirectory without being prompted to enter login credentials.

8.10.1 Enabling a Windows-Only AutoAdminLogon

  1. Click the Start button, then type netplwiz.exe (or control.exe userpasswords2) in the Start Search field.

  2. Press Enter to open the User Accounts dialog box.

  3. On the Users tabbed page, select the user that you want to enable AutoAdminLogon for in the Users for this computer list.

  4. Deselect Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

    User Accounts dialog box
  5. Click OK.

  6. When prompted, enter the password for the selected user, then click OK.

    After the machine is rebooted, a Windows-only logon occurs for the specified user.

8.10.2 Enabling an eDirectory AutoAdminLogon

  1. Click the Start button, then type regedit.exe in the Start Search field.

  2. Press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

  3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Novell\Login, then add the following:

    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=AutoAdminLogon, Data=1
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultUserName, Data=eDirectory username
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultLocationProfile, Data=profile to use (that is, Default)
    Value Type=REG_SZ, Name=DefaultPassword, Data=the user's eDirectory password


    • If the Windows password is the same as the eDirectory password, the last value is not necessary. In the future, a way to securely store the eDirectory password might be provided.

    • Once Windows AutoAdminlogon is configured, it will work with or without having the eDirectory AutoAdminLogon configured or enabled.

    • eDirectory AutoAdminLogon, even if configured, will work only if Windows AutoAdminlogon is configured and enabled.

  4. Close the Registry Editor.