I am trying to remotely reboot the computer to which I am connected to but there is a problem, this computer has an account set (with a username but no password) to which I am connected (among two other existent accounts to this computer).

I am wondering if I can use TeamViewer remote reboot and before that set automatic Windows logon so the machine will reboot and login to this specific account having the TeamViewer starting each time Windows starts. Will this trick give me access to the remote computer again?


Yes, I just did this two days ago, put TeamViewer into the Startup folder for that user. Open up netplwiz, select the user you want to login, uncheck "Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer". If there is a password to the user normally put that into the Automatic Logon Dialog Box and you should be good to go.

I am not sure if this works if there are multiple users on the computer or if it is a domain computer though so be careful if that is the case.

  • yes there are three accounts (it is a conventional PC with internet access), but I want to use only one (which is not the admin account)
    – 101
    May 30 '15 at 17:49
  • According to this page: sevenforums.com/tutorials/377-log-automatically-startup.html there should be no problems, but you have to do these changes from an Administrator account. If you don't have access to that one you can't get the automatic logon to work.
    – ojs
    May 30 '15 at 17:56
  • cant I get admin access from the account I am currently logged in? from command line?
    – 101
    May 30 '15 at 17:58
  • I guess the easiest thing would be to right click cmd and choose "Run as Administrator", that will ask for the administrator password.
    – ojs
    May 30 '15 at 18:02
  • Sorry, I meant right click netplwiz.
    – ojs
    May 30 '15 at 18:04

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