When Windows 7 is joined to a domain the option to automatically login is no longer available in the advanced User Management console. Since I am running a small home domain because of SharePoint and TFS, how would I go about enabling this setting?
The HowToGeek Article here covers it however the options are disabled when joined to a domain.
From : My Digital Life Article
Further to William Hilsum’s answer, this method does not require you to leave the password in plain text in the registry (although I am not sure how the authentication is actually stored).
As a local administrator, tell Windows to allow admins to log on automatically.
In Regedit, browse to
Tell Windows to remember the password for logging in.
In the run box, type
At this point, Windows should prompt for the password that will be used.
Now head back to
That should be it.
Note on password changes:
You will need to redo this procedure from step 2 each time you change your password. Unfortunately Windows resets the DefaultDomainName to your local machine name every time you save that dialogue, so you have to change it back manually.