You can configure the Autologin feature for virtual machines that have a Windows 2000 or later guest operating system. To use Autologin, 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 Autologin for a selected virtual machine, select VM > Settings, click the Options tab, and select Autologin.

Note: You cannot configure the Autologin feature for a remote virtual machine.

When you enable Autologin, 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.

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