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I added a user account to my Windows XP box. This user is only accessing the PC remotely.

How can I remove the user from the login welcome screen? In fact, how can I eliminate the welcome screen altogether and just log into the box automatically from the main user account?

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To log in automatically you need to use Microsoft's TweakUI Power Toy

  1. Expand the Logon section

  2. Select the Autologon section

  3. Fill out the options

TweakUI Autologon

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Edit this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

Add a new DWORD with a value of the exact username.

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To remove the Other user from the loginscreen.

You can go to the security policy

Start -> Run -> secpol.msc

Under Local Principles, Under ~"User Rights" (I don't know the english translation for this) And then modify "Local Login" to Exclude this Remote Accessor.

That should do it.

To Autologin

Start -> run -> control userpasswords2 uncheck the box for requiring to give username and password upon login. Press Apply.

You will now be asked what Username and password you want to autologin.

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