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(Windows) Logging Into Windows Automatically On Boot

In order to automate your Grafana endpoint display as much as possible - meaning that when the PC boots Grafana automatically starts up and displays - you also have to have your user automatically log in without having to enter a username and password.

This is a Windows specific tutorial.

NOTE: This method will reduce the security on your computer. Make sure User Access Control is turned all the way up once this tutorial is complete.

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Requirements:

  • Windows PC
  • An operational Grafana instance

1. Start Netplwiz

In the Cortana search bar, type Netplwiz, and then click the Netplwiz result:

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2. Tick the box next to "users must enter a username and password..."

And then click OK.

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3. Enter your Windows password twice

And then click OK.

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Now the next time your computer boots, it will automatically attempt to log in with the credentials you supplied.

NOTE: The Netplwiz password dialog will accept incorrect passwords. If your computer does not automatically log in on the next boot, run Netplwiz again and re-enter the password.

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