Windows 7/10 auto login and locking tricks

Setup auto-login

  • Open Start menu/Search
  • Search for and open regedit
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Window NT/CurrentVersion/Winlogon
  • Create or edit DefaultUserName (string) and set it to your username to run plex under
  • Create or edit DefaultPassword (string) and set it to the password for the default user
  • Create or edit AutoAdminLogon (string) and set it to 1
  • Reboot to test if the auto login is working

Auto locking after login

  • Open notepad as administrator
  • Copy: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
  • Save as /Program Files/lock.bat (change file type to all files)
  • Open group policy editor by searching for gpedit
  • Navigate to Uesr Configuration/Windows Settings/Scripts (Log on/Log off)
  • Double click Logon then click add
  • Brows for the script located at /Program Files/lock.bat and click ok
  • Reboot to test that the computer locks after logon