Jan 222009

Autologon in Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 ( not recommended though on a server) as in any other version of Windows or even any other operating system allows a user to logon direct into his Windows desktop without having to enter the password. However, this can be possible for only one user on the and multiple user cannot have this feature enabled.

To enable Autologon in Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008,

1. Click Start, search for “control userpasswords2″ and press enter.


2. Select the user from the list and uncheck “User must enter a user name and password to enter this computer” and click Apply and OK.


That should do. The next time, when you start the computer, you should be logged straight into your desktop.


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  14 Responses to “How to enable Autologon in Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008”

  1. your tip doesn’t work with Windows 7 RC1.

    you need to search for “NetPlWiz”
    instead of “control unserpasswords2″

    then you can do the same thing…

  2. thanks, it really worked. W7 RC.

  3. your tip doesnt work with windows 7 RTM

  4. the tip does word on windows 7 RTM if you choose run instead

  5. NetPlWiz is good ya

  6. Another way is to use the “control userpasswords2″ command but just run it in start->run instead, worked on my win7 pro..

  7. To get this applet to open on windows 7, just run


  8. you can also add the the string “AutoAdminLogon” (value of 1) to your registry at
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

  9. “no items matched your search”

  10. Look at this article Windows 7 autologon — it offers many ways how autologon your user

  11. Thank you Tsais, NetPlWiz worked for win7 Ultimate! Indeed userpasswords2 did not work.

  12. in START > Search > type in without quotes ‘netplwiz.exe’

    as above screenshots did not work on Win7 ultimate

  13. It did not work on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

    Não funcionou no windows 7 ultimate 64bits.

  14. For Win 7
    If PC couldnt find “control userpasswords2″ command directly from Run window – type “cmd” first then at command line type same “control userpasswords2″. Its work perfect. Good luck

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