LogonCount specifies the number of times that you can log on to the computer by using
AutoLogon. This value decrements each time you log on to the computer. You must restart the computer to reset the value of
LogonCount must be specified if AutoLogon is used.
After the specified number of automated logon actions has occurred, you must manually log onto the computer.
If the built-in administrator account is used, the account is still active. For more information about the built-in administrator account, see the How to Enable and Disable the Built-in Administrator Account topic in the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) Technical Reference.
|Logon_count||The number of times you can log on to the computer by using
LogonCount known issue
Please note that there is a known issue which causes Windows to add 1 to the
LogonCount value, if that value is greater than 0. When setting
LogonCount, enter a number that is one fewer than the number of automated logons you desire. For example, to facilitate 2 automated logons, set
LogonCount to 1.
LogonCount is 0, Windows correctly interprets this and will not perform any automated logons. Because of this known issue, the
LogonCount Unattend setting cannot be used to allow exactly one automated logon. To work around this known issue, take the following steps:
Add a new command under the
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup/FirstLogonCommands/SynchronousCommandUnattend setting for the oobeSystem pass:
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v AutoLogonCount /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
See FirstLogonCommands in the Unattended Setup Reference to learn more about this setting.
Valid Configuration Passes
For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup. This setting is not configured in a Nano Server image.
The following XML output shows how to set
AutoLogon so that you can log onto the computer using the built-in administrator account.
<AutoLogon> <Password> <Value>MyPassword</Value> <PlainText>true</PlainText> </Password> <Enabled>true</Enabled> <LogonCount>2</LogonCount> <Username>Administrator</Username> </AutoLogon>