Saturday, August 30, 2008

Set user account logon credentials in Windows virtual guest

I use virtualized guests to test out different applications, updates, or trying some new "hack". For one of my guests, I needed to set the account credentials to automatically log in with the appropriate credentials. Below are the steps I used to set this up.

Note - please don't use these steps on your physical host. These steps allow access to the computer (virtual or physical) just by turning on the PC.

Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

Click 'Apply'

You will be prompted for a user account name and password. Enter in the ID you want to use for future sessions.

When you restart the OS, the user account you selected will be the account used when the OS restarts.

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