Suppose I have a bunch of systems with nobody presently logged into them. Is it possible to script out a log in sequence?

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You can push a registry key to change to enable autologin and restart the machine

reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /d 1  /f

reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v AutoLogonCount /t REG_DWORD /d 2  /f

reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultDomainName /d tmccacad  /f

reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultUserName /d user  /f

reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultPassWord /d xxxxxxxx  /f

shutdown -r -f -t 10

Answered 09/27/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • Aware of the autologon method, hoping for an alternative
  • do you not want to restart? we have the previous commands in a script and run it as offline, run now.
    sysinternals also has
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What is your end goal with a logon script?  Are you trying to run a script or MI without someone logged on?

If so, you can do that in both since they run using LocalSystem.  You can run as other users in a script as well as logged on user.

Answered 09/27/2012 by: jknox
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  • I have some stuff that needs done which is only possible using a GUI, for which I have an AutoIT script. I would like to avoid logging in to each machine.
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