Automatic logoff after MDT deployment

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 June 2012 / Last Updated on 21 June 2012]

How to automatically log off immediately after MDT 2010 installs Windows onto a system.

If you are performing LTI deployment with MDT 2010 to install Windows on a target computer and you want Windows to automatically logoff once the installation has completed, you can do so by adding the following to the CustomSettings.ini file:




If you do this, then as long as the task sequence successfully finishes, the target computer will skip the final summary wizard and automatically logoff when the task sequence finishes.

Mitch Tulloch is a seven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization. For more tips by Mitch you can follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook.

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Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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