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As several readers pointed out, AutoLogon defeats all your security

measures. Usually, only people with exclusive use of a computer (and

those who can lock their offices) are interested in using AutoLogon.

Also, people who use Windows 2000 or NT4 at home may enjoy using

AutoLogon. Note that Windows 2000 will automatically provide a form of

AutoLogon during install.

However, if you use AutoLogon, you should be aware of the security

problems it poses. Anyone can look in the Registry using RegEdit and

find your password.

Reader David S. sends the following AutoLogon tip:

"Don't forget to mention that AutoLogon can be overridden by

holding down the Shift key during the time that the normal logon

screen would be shown."

True. So if you want to logon as a different user, you can hold down

Shift as you restart. This will open the Logon dialog and you can enter

the user name and password.

Thanks for the tip, David.

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