Concept

Many times we run into problems when servers automatically restarts from a windows update or a server reboot after a power outage, and then no one can get into Control because no one has logged into the server to get the SSLIP started. I found an easy way to set this up for those of you who do not know how to do it or for those of you who just want to know for future reference. In some cases we don't have to worry about this because it's already done by the companies who have there own IT people, IT service, or server hosting companies that maintain there servers for our customers.


Caution

Remember to backup the registry and database before doing this!! (Note For security: You may not want to assign a user with full Administrator rights to the server, but the account you assign must at least have user rights to the server and if on a domain, user must be member of Domain users. Also note that this is not supported by Cyrious Software and is here for information and/or an alternative solution only!)


Steps

This can be done on either Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or 2012

Steps - Open up the Registry

1.) Press your Windows Key
+ R then type regedit (note: you need to be logged in as a administrator account)

Running regedit.exe
Running regedit.exe

Running regedit.exe

2.) Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\winlogon
3.) Create the following strings:
  • AutoAdminLogon =1
  • DefaultUserName = currentusername (ie: Administrator)
  • DefaultPassword = currentPassword (for the username you use on above step)
If you are on a domain, you may have to put domain name with a backslash and the username. ( ie: domain\username in the DefaultUserName)

Should look like this:
external image 2-regedit-winlogon-keys.png
external image 2-regedit-winlogon-keys.png



4.) Last step: Restart the server and it should automatically login to the account you setup in the registry.


Wiki created by: David Kingsbury

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