Auto login to server at startup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, Can anyone help, I would like to set my WHS to automatically login a basic user on server startup, this is so that I can have my Magic Jack running all the time. Can this be done?
    Currently each time the server restarts (as a result of windows updates) I need to login manually, but if I don't notice the Magic Jack ends up not running for days.
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 11:33 AM


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  • Hi,

    You can find more information on autologon here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/324737 or you could use the tool from SysInternals: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963905.aspx

    However it is not recommended to autologon (security).
    Maybe contact the publishers of Magic Jack to see if it can be run as a service, so that autologon isn't needed.

    Saturday, November 7, 2009 12:12 PM
  • Hi Nick,

    Many thanks, the autologon works a treat.

    I did think of running Magic Jack as a service but it doesn't allow you to see who's calling and as there are a lot of cold calling services in the USA I really like to see who I'm about to talk to...

    I have created a really basic acount with limited permissions to lessen the security risk a bit, but as the server is only accessible to my wife and me within the home it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

    thanks again.

    Saturday, November 7, 2009 1:11 PM
  • I can see it from a security standpoint but on the other hand... it's a server. So if the power goes down I have to hook up a monitor and keyboard to get it back up. Or if windows does an update and reboots... I may never know nothing is backing up.
    Thursday, May 17, 2012 2:23 PM