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Auto Login and Lock

October 17th, 2015 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #
This is a method for turning your Windows home computer into sort of a server by automatically booting and loading the desktop without requiring your manual login.  It then locks and requires password to use the computer, but the stuff you want up and running (especially programs in the startup folder) will already be up.

For Windows server, make sure to also disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete on login as described here:

A program to do it with UI is also available here.  This may be required for Windows 10, as the above seems to have stopped working since then.

But you'll need to add a scheduled task to autolock:
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe in the Program name field. And user32.dll,LockWorkStation in the parameter field.
^ Make sure to set a delay of 10 sec so that it doesn't run too soon before fully logged in.

If you want your computer to automatically come on even with a power outtage, see:
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