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windows_autologin (8) Versions 2.2.0

Configures Winlogon

cookbook 'windows_autologin', '= 2.2.0'
cookbook 'windows_autologin', '= 2.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install windows_autologin
knife supermarket download windows_autologin
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Windows Autologin Cookbook

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Enables/disables automatic logon using Windows AutoAdminLogon.

Automatic logon uses the domain (optional), username, and password stored in the registry to log users on to the computer when the system starts. The Log On to Windows dialog box is not displayed.

Use count to limit the Number of Automatic Logins. Once the limit has been reached the auto logon feature will be disabled.

WARNING: Automatic logon allows other users to start your computer and to log on using your account. Also note that password is stored unencrypted under windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon when enabled.


  • Chef 11.6+ (includes a built-in registry_key resource)


  • Windows


Requires Administrator privileges.

Enable automatic login for user

node.set['windows_autologin']['username'] = 'username'
node.set['windows_autologin']['password'] = my_secret
node.set['windows_autologin']['autologoncount'] = 1



windows_autologin 'enable autologin' do
  username 'username'
  password my_secret
  count 1
  action :enable

Disable automatic login and remove password and count entry

windows_autologin 'disable autologin' do
  action :disable


node.set['windows_autologin']['enable'] = false



  • username - The username to autologin as. Defaults to resource block name.
  • password - Required to enable. Default: nil.
  • domain - Only needed if computer has joined a domain. Default: nil.
  • count - Number of Automatic Logins. Once the limit has been reached the auto logon feature will be disabled. Default: 0.

Getting Help


Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.


MIT - see the accompanying LICENSE file for details.


2.2.0 2016-01-01

  • Add AutoLogonCount support

2.1.0 2016-12-31

  • Add enable/disable resource

2.0.0 2015-09-22

  • Merge remove recipe into default recipe

1.0.1 2015-07-28

  • Fix #1 WARN: Cloning resource attributes from prior resource (CHEF-3694)

1.0.0 2015-05-20

  • Initial release

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