Protecting the Automatic Logon Password

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Subject: Protecting the Automatic Logon Password
Posted by:  simple user (simpleus…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007

    Hi there,
I was trying to change the way of automatic logon.
I wrote simple executable using LSA to set password by LsaStorePrivateData
(). Then I deleted reg.key value ‘DefaultPassword’
I restarted PC (WindowsXP installed) but it didn’t get through – it show
log-on dialog and I have to enter password manually.
I thought that Winlogon should be able to retrieve ‘secret’ password and not
to look for ‘DefaultPassword’ value.
Do I missing something here? Any additional steps needs?

Regards,

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