You can configure the Autologon feature for virtual machines that have a Windows 2000 or later guest operating system. To use Autologon, the virtual machine must be powered on, you must have an existing user account on the local machine, and the latest version of VMware Tools must be installed.

To configure Autologon for a selected virtual machine, select Virtual Machine > Virtual Machine Settings, click the Options tab, and select Autologon.

When you enable Autologon, you must type your login credentials. If you type an incorrect or expired password, you must type your login credentials when you power on the virtual machine. To change your login credentials, select Change User.


When you enable Autologon or change your login credentials, Autologon settings are saved immediately. If you click Cancel in the Virtual Machine Settings dialog box, the changes applied to the Autologon settings are not affected.