Windows NT AutoLogon Administrator
Ala (pronounced "allah") is a program that you can use to manage the automatic logon settings of Windows NT. Ala offers two modes of operation for making manual or automatic settings changes.
To run Ala in manual mode, just double-click Ala.exe. When the program window opens, the settings that are currently active on your computer will be displayed. Click OK to save your settings or Cancel to leave them alone. Here is a list of the options you can change:
The Windows NT settings use an existing Windows NT user account to log on to your computer.
The NetWare settings determine whether your computer automatically logs on to the network. This is different from logging on to Windows NT. These settings are only used by the Novell Client for Windows NT.
You run Ala in unattended mode by using the /f command line switch and specifying the path and filename of an INI file that contains the settings you want Ala to use. If you don't specify a path, Ala will look for the file in your Windows folder. Here is an example of running Ala in unattended mode, using a file called Disable.ini in the root of drive Z:
In unattended mode, Ala only changes those settings that you specify in the INI file; all other settings are left alone. Here are the contents of Disable.ini, which lists all possible values:
The above INI file accomplishes the following: Enable automatic logon to Windows with the Administrator account stored on MyPc, using the password password. Also, disable automatic logon to NetWare, but use Default for the location profile and password as the default NetWare password the next time auto logon is enabled.
The AutoAdminLogon values are boolean, unlike the other values in the file, which are strings. A value of 0 disables auto logon and 1 enables it.