Start Plex Server Without Login - Quick Step-by-Step Guide

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Start Plex Server Without Login

You can start Plex Server without login by modifying the group policy or setting it up in the Windows task scheduler. It’s a useful configuration for users who want to ensure their media server is always accessible, even after a reboot.

I’ll walk you through the setup steps, so let’s begin!

How To Start Plex Server Without Login

I’ve covered two methods:

Modify Group Policy

This method will only work if the last interactive user doesn’t log out before the restart or shutdown. Follow the below steps:

  1. Type “Edit group policy” on the search bar beside the Windows icon and press Enter.
  2. Double-tap “Computer Configuration.” 
Computer Configuration
  1.  Double-click “Administrative Templates.”
Administrative Templates
  1. Open “Windows Components.”
Windows Components
  1. Scroll down to locate “Windows Logon Options” then double tap on it.
Windows Logon Options
  1. Double-click “Sign-in and lock last interactive user automatically after a restart.” 
and lock last interactive user automatically after a restart
  1. Another tab will open. Select “Enabled” and save changes by clicking the OK button.
Select Enabled

Set Up Plex in Windows Task Scheduler

Here’s what to do:

  1. Press the Windows icon + R, type “taskschd.msc,” and press Enter or OK.
Type taskschd.msc
  1. Click on “Create Task” in the right-hand panel.
Create Task
  1. In the “General” tab, name your task (e.g., “Start Plex at Boot”). You can select “Run only when user is logged on” or “Run whether user is logged on or not.” Tap OK.
Name your task
  1. Move to the “Triggers” tab, and click “New.”
Triggers tab
  1. Select “At startup” from the drop-down menu beside “Begin the task.” Tap OK.
Select At startup
  1. Go to the “Actions” tab and click “New.” 
Actions tab
  1. Tap “Browse” and select the Plex executable file from your PC. Once done, tap OK to save your new task.
Add the file

Now, Plex will launch automatically when your computer boots up.

You can now start Plex server without login in by following the above simple steps. This configuration ensures that your media server remains accessible at all times. Enjoy uninterrupted access to your Plex Media Server, no matter when or how often your system reboots!

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