Autologon disabled (Windows)

Module: Login Parameters

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check verifies that the system does not bypass the logon process by using a default name and password.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Autologon disabled

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (105241)

  • Windows 2003 (205241)

  • Windows 2008 (248241)

  • Windows Vista (228241)

  • Windows XP (200241)

Title: Autologon is enabled

Description:The autologon feature is enabled. This feature completely bypasses the logon procedure. Disable the feature by setting the following registry value to 0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AutoAdminLogon.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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