I was curious if there is any sort of freeware/tool/client that we can run on machines that will force the machine to login with certain credentials? I don't want to force a registry of auto-login, then having to disable it - since that could be an issue if we can't remotely disable it for some reason and users are auto-logged in. 

We use NetSupport for our school labs, and they have a nice feature built in where we can select a group of IP/Computer Names, and set the domain/user/pass and it will log them all in. I know this feature is specific to NetSupport, but not sure if there is some sort of freeware small client or tool that will allow us techs to do this. Sometimes we will go into a school and want to force a whole room or wing of the building to log in automatically - and this would help greatly.

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I work a a college and use the autologin in the registry and set a count also so if we get  hung up all we need to do is remote reboot them and refreeze them in deepfreeze if we cannot get back to one in work.

start /wait reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v AutoLogonCount /t REG_DWORD /d 1  /f

Answered 10/19/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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There are some tools that can do that.

Remote Desktop Connection Manager: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21101

iTALC: http://italc.sourceforge.net/

RCLogon: http://sourceforge.net/projects/rclogon/files/

Answered 10/19/2012 by: jknox
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  • Hmmm - RDCM is just for logging in a bunch of machines through RDP - but will lock the workstation, so that's a no go.

    iTALC is a free buggy open-source replacement for NetSupport, and not really what we're looking for.

    RCLogon seems great - but can't get it to work on a Windows 7 machine. The notes say he only tested it on XP.

    Thanks though.
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As far as I know most of the freeware tools you'll find that auto login a machine are just setting the registry keys. If you have a way to send commands to a machine (like KACE), the using the one SMAL.tmcc posted is a good way to go.


Answered 10/22/2012 by: chucksteel
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