I tried the sysinternals autologon but i didn’t work right away so I did it the oldskool way. Through the registry. This is what i did.
I set the selected registry keys:
AutoAdminLogon (REG_SZ) to 1; DefaultDomainName (REG_SZ) to the domainname or to the machine name in case of a non-domain member; DefaultPassword (REG_SZ) this is the cleartext password so set the permissions not more open than strictly neccessary; DefaultUsername (REG_SZ) the username of the account you want to autologon; ForceAutoLogon (REG_SZ) to 1 to enable the feature that the machine will autologon again after logging off. This is optional for the autologon feature; ForceUnlockLogon (REG_DWORD) set to 0. This is set by the GPO;
The forceautologon will log the user right back in after logging off. Be carefull because it might be difficult to undo the autologon in a case of the force option. You have to give the user the apporopriate regedit permissions or you have edit the registry remotely.
Besides that I had to disable the lock screen. This is the successor of the ctrl-alt-del screen. That i did disable by gpo, by gpedit.msc in case of a non domain member. See the screenshot for it.