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Autologon for Terminal Server Clients Does Not Work

Article ID: 248645

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

This article was previously published under Q248645

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When you try to use autologon to gain access to Terminal Server, you may not be able to do so.


This behavior can occur when the value for the following registry key is incorrect:



WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, change a value in the registry. Follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32).
  2. Locate the following key:

  3. Change the value to zero (0).
  4. Quit Registry Editor.

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