Automatic logon refers to the automated process of logging in to a computer OS or application.

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How to automatically sync computers using synergy after startup?

I have Synergy Version 1.5.1 and would like my computers to sync whenever they are both on. I searched youtube for some how to vids, but couldn't find a solution for my version. Any help would be ...
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Unlock PC with Windows Task Scheduler

I need to set up a Scheduled Task to unlock Windows 7 PC at specific time. And second Task, to lock at other specific time. Is this possible by cmd.exe command, or I need to use some third party ...
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windows 7 rdp logon - run one program and auto logoff

I wish to allow one user to use RDP and logon to my Windows 7 machine. The user should be put directly into one program and when the user exits the program, the user is to be automatically logged ...
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Recover Windows 7 password of admin account with auto-logon enabled

I have a Windows 7 installation with just one (admin) account (guest is disabled). It is set to auto-login so I can get in without any problems and I can also 'right click' -> 'run as administrator' ...
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Connect to a PPPoE broadband connection on boot in Windows 8.1. Also, automatic reconnect in case of disconnection [duplicate]

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 (64-bit). 1) I got a PPPoE Broadband connection from my ISP which requires manual login everytime. Even though I've been able to make it remember by login ID & ...
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Automatically login to wireless?

Annoyingly enough when connecting to my wireless network at university, it opens up my browser and requires me to enter in my username and password. Is there a way to skip this process? (I am on ...
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Run interactive task even if user is not logged on Windows

I have an application which automates my everyday task of logging into some website and doing repetetive actions. This app starts as a scheduled task everyday at 7.30am. The problem arises when I ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Logon Tick Box Missing

Recently (in the past few days,) perhaps following the latest Windows Update, it appears the tick box to allow automatic logon in "control userpasswords2" or "netplwiz" has disappeared. I have two ...
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prevent auto login on startup windows 7

I know how i can disable auto logon in windows 7 by using netplwiz, but is there a way ( possibly a keyboard combination pressed during startup ) that will prevent autologon only for this one boot?
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Set user for auto logon on windows via batch script

What I want to do is, to set one of 2 users as default user and auto logon. After some research I found how to do it via gui: Windows Key + R Enter control userpasswords2 Select user that you want ...
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Windows 7 Auto logon

I'm using Windows 7 professional Service Pack 1 on my desktop computer. Every single time I turn on or wake up my computer, I must enter my password which is quite annoying. I'm the only user of this ...
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How to make Windows 7 to auto logon after boot from LAN only?

I would like to stop waiting my PC at work to boot every morning (and install updates sometimes). The idea is to wake up the PC remotely and logon with my domain user and password. I managed with both ...
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Google Chrome - Auto log-off from sites

I use Google Crome, everytime I close the browser or Shutdown my system and open the browser again, I am automatically logged off from all my accounts - GMail, Facebook, Yahoo but not from the Stack ...
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Waiting for a virtualbox automated guest login to complete

Is there way to tell if an automated logon to a virtualbox windows guest has completed? I'm currently using virtualbox machines as part of a test process on windows, but at the moment I have to ...
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How do I change automatic logon via Script or Command Line?

After deploying a Windows 7 image to Stand alone machines we run into the following problem. If we set autologon to off then we have to log in manually and activate Windows and Office - the Keys ...
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Automatic WakeUp from Hibernation on Windows 7

I scheduled a task in Windows 7 to play music at a particular time of the day. The scheduler allows a setting that makes the laptop power up from Sleep/Hibernation mode automagically. I guess that ...
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Automate logging in through Sonicwall

Our university uses Sonicwall to block certain sites and each student can log into the internet through it. Its hard to download big files like a linux distribution iso in a single go and I don't ...
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How to check if ssh automatic login is setup between two machines?

I have a cluster of 50 machines and some machines already have ssh automatic login setup but I want to be able to check this with a script. Is there a command that help me do this.
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Auto login in background in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am sure everyone knows about the common functionality of automatic login on Windows. What I would like is the same thing, but in background; meaning that the user selection screen remains on ...
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Can Windows 7 boot to my one account, but show the locked screen?

I would like to power up my laptop and have it automatically boot up to my one account. I can achieve this by not having a password set on that account. This Works great when I am home alone. The ...
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Is it safe to keep an autologin account for my server?

I have a pc with Windows XP Professional on it an I have configured it so I can log into it by Remote Desktop Connection. I have not opened any port on my router firewall and I only RDC locally (from ...
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How to automatically logon without losing the classic shutdown menu?

I recently followed these steps to get the classic shutdown menu in windows XP: Now my system, which normally doesn't require a password, prompts me for a password when I try to login. Is there a ...
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How to use my iPhone as a “security token” to easily log in/out of Windows 7?

I'd like to use my iPhone's bluetooth capability to automatically log me out of my Windows 7 computer when I leave the room. Is there any Windows software that can do this? Failing this, is there ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to paste in password in Linux?

With my laptop going to sleep when unused for just a few minutes, it is necessary to type in my password each time. A shortcut key would be wonderful, is this possible somehow?
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Saving a new Opera Wand entry for a site previously dismissed

How do I save a new Wand entry in Opera for a site when I have already selected the "Never ask for this website" on a previous visit?
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Fedora 12 - login panel: disable automatic login

I have just replaced my FC11 by the FC12. To put skype up and running I used autoten and choose to not have the automatic login enable. After running it the skype was working nicely. However the next ...
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Change user for automatic login

Windows-7 is configured to automatically login on boot. I want to change which user it logins to. more details I have 3 accounts: Administator administrator no password default for auto login ...
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Hotmail in Firefox not saving login details

I have upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. I am using Firefox 3.6 Beta 5. I have www.hotmail.com set as my homepage. When I start Firefox it always asks for my login details. Even ...
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How to enable autologon in Windows 7

I have tried typing the following: control userpasswords2 however it only brings up the control panel.
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How to automatically switch user in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to have my PC boot into Windows 7, auto login with an administrator load some software that needs to run as admin, then do a switch user and login with a guest account with less ...
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I don't understand how GDM is starting

I'm on Karmic. I had no keyboard, so I enabled autologin and some other stuff over ssh to get x2x going. Now I can't find what I did. I'm trying to just start X and XBMC now. I don't need gnome. I ...
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Why is the program to make Windows 7 automatic log on called “netplwiz”? Is it available in the Control Panel?

So it is stated on websites such as howtogeek.com that to automatically log on to Windows 7, type netplwiz in the box after we click the Windows Start icon, or press WinKey + R and type in netplwiz. ...
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Is autologin on Ubuntu more/less dangerous than autologin on Windows?

I have autologin on Windows - I hit the power button and the computer boots up to the desktop without prompting for a password. I'm setting up an Ubuntu machine to do the same thing by setting a ...
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Is it possible to automatically login in Windows XP?

I was wondering if it would possible to set up Windows XP to automatically login a user after reboot?
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MS Windows (XP) Analogue to Linux' ~/.profile and/or ~/.bashrc? (NOT in a Network Domain)!

Once upon a lifetime ago (in a much different phase of my career) I was pretty good at handling MS-DOS and MS Windows (3.x ... pre-NT, pre-XP, etc) technical support. For the last 14 years I've ...
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How to I set a user to automatically log in?

I'm setting up a computer running Ubuntu for my mom, so that she will be able to read e-mail, surf the Internet and use Skype. She is the only person accessing the computer. Is it possible to set it ...
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Auto login for gtalk

How to achieve auto login and log off on Google accounts on time based . I am using the chat client is EMPATHY