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  • Question

  • Hallo,

    When the server logs on i have to put in a password, of course.
    But, since the server is not attached to a screen, mouse and keyboard, it would be very helpful if the server can logon with the password filled in automaticly.

    How can i arrange that?

    Thanks.

    Patrick
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:31 PM

Answers

  • The server will operate fine with nobody logged in at the desktop.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by Ken WarrenModerator Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by wp01 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:21 PM
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:12 PM
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  • Why do you need the server to automatically log on? it's not supported, and shouldn't really be necessary.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:46 PM
    Moderator
  • Ok, but when you get an update from Microsoft and the server automaticly restart, i have to switch my keyboard to the server to log on.
    And as far as i know you can not reach it via terminal server from a client, because it hasn't startup yet.
    Or do i see it all wrong here?

    Thanks.

    Regards.

    Patrick
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:52 PM
  • The server will operate fine with nobody logged in at the desktop.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by Ken WarrenModerator Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by wp01 Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:21 PM
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:12 PM
    Moderator
  • Just checked it and indead. It worked fine.

    Thanks.

    Regards,

    Patrick
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 9:21 PM
  • For auto login:

    WHS/2003: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/324737

    Vista clients: type netplwix in search/run box

    XP clients: type userpasswords2 in run box

    The last two are helpful if you set-up WHS clients with passwords (highly recommended).

    Ken's point on not needing to auto login for WHS is valid, but, I use auto login passwords cause I hate to type them in.
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:29 AM