In this video, Tony Fortunato provides a quick tip to save time while troubleshooting using Windows machines in the lab.
In network troubleshooting, it's common to use tools that are Windows based. For example, you might repurpose a PC to capture or monitor packets. So when you turn on the computer, you probably encounter the Windows login screen. I can’t tell you how many times I am working on site and a network analyst does not know or forgot the password, and we spend a lot of time troubleshooting the tools.
In this video I show you how avoid this problem by enabling the automatic login function in Microsoft Windows 10 without using third- party tools or modifying the registry. This tip also works with Windows 7 and 8.
First, press Windows key + R and you will see the Run Dialog box
From here, type netplwiz and you will see the User Accounts options and uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”
And that’s it. If you reboot your computer, you will now go straight to the desktop.