by lunarg on January 29th 2016, at 16:55

Set Auto Logon NT is a quick-n-dirty tool to set up automatic logon using the "NT Winlogon" method. It works similar to AutoLogon from Sysinternals but, at the moment, does not encrypt the password.

As the program will most likely be used by sysadmins, it is published as a ZIP file (no installer), and is therefore entirely portable, and without dependencies. It has been tested on all versions of Windows, starting from Windows 2000. Windows 95/98/Me is not supported.

(Real) purpose

The real purpose of this tool was more of a personal nature and was to try out three new things in "the old Borland C++ Builder". (Yes, I know I should really switch to a newer version or use VC.)

  • Access 64-bit registry in a 32-bit application.
  • Vista and up: enable elevation for the EXE using a manifest.
  • XP and up: enable the "XP" look-and-feel by using a manifest.
    This is automatically handled in newever versions of BCB but not yet in the one I'm using.


Version history

v0.01 -- 2016/01/29
  • First release: can set auto logon and read it out afterwards. Does not do encryption (yet).
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