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How To Automatically Logon To Windows 7

If security isn’t a big issue for you, configuring Windows 7 to logon to your user account automatically can save you some time when your computer is starting up.

Just follow the tutorial outlined below to make Windows 7 automatically logon to your user account. When these steps are complete, Windows 7 will stop prompting for a user name and password when your computer starts up!

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Configuring Windows 7 to auto login to a user account takes less than 5 minutes

Here’s How:

  1. Click on Start and then enter the following command in the search box:
    netplwiz

    Press the ENTER key.

    This command will load the Advanced User Accounts Control Panel applet.

  2. In the Users tab, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
  3. Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the User Accounts window.
  4. When the Automatically Log On dialog box appears, enter the user name you wish to automatically login to Windows 7 with. Then enter your account password in the two fields where it’s asked.Click the OK button.
  5. Click OK on the User Accounts window to complete the process.From now on, when your PC starts up, Windows 7 will log on automatically.
 
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How do I enable Automatic Logon in Windows 7 when I’m on a domain?

Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK. In Windows Vista/7, simply typeregedit in Start Search and hit Enter.

Navigate to the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type the user name to log on with, and then click OK.

If DefaultUserName registry value name is not found, create a new String Value (REG_SZ)with value name as DefaultUserName.

Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type the password for the user account under the value data box, and then click OK.

If there is no DefaultPassword value, create a new String Value (REG_SZ) withDefaultPassword as the value name.

Note that if no DefaultPassword string is specified, Windows automatically changes the value of the AutoAdminLogon registry key from 1 (true) to 0 (false) to turn off theAutoAdminLogon feature.

In Windows Vista/7, DefaultDomainName has to be specified as well, else Windows will prompt for invalid user name with the user name displayed as .\username. To do so, double click onDefaultDomainName, and specify the domain name of the user account. If it’s local user, specify local host name.

If the DefaultDomainName does not exist, create a new String Value (REG_SZ) registry key with value name as DefaultDomainName.

Double-click the AutoAdminLogon entry, type 1 in the Value Data box, and then click OK.

If there is no AutoAdminLogon entry, create a new String Value (REG_SZ) withAutoAdminLogon as the value name.

If it exists, delete the AutoLogonCount key.

Quit Registry Editor.

Click Start, click Restart, and then click OK.

 
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Manage Your Network Bandwidth with Kerio Control 7.2

There are a variety of demands on network bandwidth, but some are much more mission critical than others for small and medium businesses. Kerio has updated its Kerio Control UTM (Unified Threat Management) platform to include bandwidth management and quality of service capabilities that let businesses ensure that important network traffic is given priority.

Larger enterprises have larger budgets, IT admins, security admins, and full teams of IT support personnel. Small and medium businesses, on the other hand, are typically strapped in terms of IT budgeting, and more or less winging it when it comes to administering and maintaining IT resources.

Network traffic

There are a variety of types of data all fighting to use the same network bandwidth.The challenge for these SMBs, though, is that having no budget, and lacking IT skills doesn’t change the need to implement and manage IT resources. SMBs have essentially the same IT demands as larger businesses, and have to find ways to meet those needs. That is where a tool like Kerio Control 7.2 UTM comes in.

Kerio Control 7.2 gives SMBs simple tools for configuring and fine-tuning network bandwidth and quality of service (QoS). Kerio Control 7.2 lets you reserve bandwidth for mission-critical business functions such as VoIP (voice over IP) or streaming video for Web conferencing. It enables SMBs to meet the challenge for optimized and controlled network performance, especially in high-traffic or blended data/voice networks.

“Kerio Control 7.2 makes it as simple as checking a box to ensure critical applications like voice communications are never interrupted,” said Scott Schreiman, CEO, Kerio Technologies. “A phone system based on VoIP, because of its affordability, is a great solution for small businesses, but it’s absolutely critical that any company who adopts VoIP have a network policy in place so they have bandwidth to support 100 percent uptime.”

“Applying QoS rules for my users is straightforward and powerful with Kerio Control,” said Brent Ruggles, IT Manager, Grafton County, NH. “I have power users who would be very upset if they had to wait when performing tasks like uploading files to remote servers. To meet their needs, I can create a traffic policy rule for their web activity and then create a QoS rule based on that traffic policy and reserve the throughput needed. The process is amazingly simple, but effective, and it saves me a ton of phone calls from my users.”

Kerio Control UTM is available in a wide range of form factors, including a hardware firewall appliance, bootable ISO software appliance, virtual appliance for VMware or Parallels, or Windows Server software. This provides an unparalleled choice for any business to evaluate and choose the right deployment option for its network.

The Kerio Control software server license starts at $255 USD and includes 5 users. Additional users are $24 each. Hardware appliance pricing starts at $1,500 USD for the entry-level Kerio Control Box 1110 with 20 users, which includes Sophos gateway antivirus and Kerio Web Filter. Unlike most competitors, Kerio includes VPN clients for all users in the price. Kerio’s VPN client is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Kerio Control is available for download immediately with a 30-day unrestricted evaluation period. Visit the Kerio site for more information.

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