Automatically select user to log in to

  1. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 64-bit

    Automatically select user to log in to

    Hello! I'm running the Enterprise version of Windows 10 on my work computer. The PC is on a domain. When I click to move on from the lock screen, I am presented with my username (I assume since I was the last one to log in), and an "Other user" option. On the Windows 7 PCs on our domain the last user is automatically pulled up and prompted to enter their password, and if someone else needs to use the PC they have to click "Other user" to pull up the option to enter a different username/password.

    To reword this with pictures, after clicking off of the lock screen I get this screen (note that I'm signed in in this example, but this is what I get when signed out). I want to get this screen, where it remembers that I was the last person to use the computer and thus jumps right to allowing me to enter my password. (Sorry for the crappy picture quality, I couldn't find a quick way to take a screenshot of the lock screen so I just snapped a couple pictures with my phone.)

    I am the only one who uses this computer, so either of two solutions would be acceptable (I don't know what's possible): 1) setting the computer to default to me, thus immediately prompting for my password; 2) using the last person to log in to the computer and prompting for that person's password.

    I hope this is clear, sorry if it's a bit rambly!

    EDIT: I found this tutorial, but my group policy setting for logon already displays nothing--it is set up as if it should be defaulting to the last user who signed out. I tried the WinAero tool as well, but it shows the same thing.
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  2. Posts : 230

    It is possible to logon automatically to your account.
    Would this satisfy your requirements?

    If so, open up the Run command and type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter
    Remove the checkmark from the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." - then click on 'Apply"
    It'll prompt you for your password, so enter that, confirm it, and then click on OK, then click on the next OK to exit the dialogs.
    Reboot the system to see that the changes have been made successfully.
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  3. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately I don't want to automatically log in, as that would be a security risk (I'm in IT and have access to some systems that general users shouldn't have access to).
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