Windows 10: Login Screen Question

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  1.    27 Mar 2018 #1

    Login Screen Question


    There has to be a way of accomplishing what I want to do, but so far, I haven't found it. I have two Windows 10 Pro towers set up for my in-laws. Each one is full updated, and has 6 total local user accounts. One is the password protected Administrator account. The remaining 5 are members of the family, none with passwords. It goes against my better judgement, but they want to do this to allow everyone easy access.

    When you boot the tower, it automatically logs in to one user account, User1 (for example). To get to any other accounts, you have to log out, and choose the user.

    How or why can't I get Windows 10 to stop at the login screen and let them click on the desired user? I have tried enabling the CRL+ALT+DEL option, but once you type the three finger salute, it automatically logs in to the User1 account. Is there a third-party app that will handle this?
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  2. Posts : 5,152
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       27 Mar 2018 #2

    The only sure way I've found goes against what the folks want, have to create a password for each User whether as a Standard user or a User with Administrative rights. By default at installation the actual Administrator is hidden, has a few more 'rights' than a User with administrative rights.
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  3.    27 Mar 2018 #3

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    There has to be a way of accomplishing what I want to do, but so far, I haven't found it. I have two Windows 10 Pro towers set up for my in-laws. Each one is full updated, and has 6 total local user accounts. One is the password protected Administrator account. The remaining 5 are members of the family, none with passwords. It goes against my better judgement, but they want to do this to allow everyone easy access.

    When you boot the tower, it automatically logs in to one user account, User1 (for example). To get to any other accounts, you have to log out, and choose the user.

    How or why can't I get Windows 10 to stop at the login screen and let them click on the desired user? I have tried enabling the CRL+ALT+DEL option, but once you type the three finger salute, it automatically logs in to the User1 account. Is there a third-party app that will handle this?
    Just give each user a simple password e.g. their name or single letter such as "a". Each user should use more secure password for privacy really.
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  4.    27 Mar 2018 #4

    I'm done trying to persuade them to use passwords. Some of the users are young children that use the computer, so I somewhat get the defense. I enabled the Admin account and password protected it, so when or if they ruin the computer with malware, I still have a protected account to use.

    I'm just in utter disbelief that I can't find a way to have the system halt at a User screen for logins.
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  5.    27 Mar 2018 #5

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I'm done trying to persuade them to use passwords. Some of the users are young children that use the computer, so I somewhat get the defense. I enabled the Admin account and password protected it, so when or if they ruin the computer with malware, I still have a protected account to use.

    I'm just in utter disbelief that I can't find a way to have the system halt at a User screen for logins.

    As the admin account, do not give them any option. Even a young child can enter their name. It really is not too early to teach the youngsters good practice.

    You might want to consider setting the install from Store only option which much reduces the risk of malware. As admin, you can then install win32 apps as required (flipping option off temporarily). Unlike the new S versions, the install option only stops win32 stuff being installed. It does not stop you executing stuff already installed.
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  6.    27 Mar 2018 #6

    Believe me, I understand the password debate. I'm 22 years into my IT career 15 spent as a Network Admin. You learn to pick your battles with family. They've been made fully aware of the risks, so I'm moving on.

    There has to be a way to enable the User Screen.
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  7. Posts : 5,152
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       27 Mar 2018 #7

    I have, a couple of times or more, done it by having 1 User set with Administrative Rights using a Microsoft Account with a password and a second Standard User without a password, did give a choice at logon.
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  8.    27 Mar 2018 #8

    Hmmm, that's a possibility. I could use my MS account or have my brother-in-law create one to use with his user account.
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  9. Posts : 8,115
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Mar 2018 #9

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    There has to be a way to enable the User Screen.
    If the users don't want passwords, the only way I know is to configure the auto-login to use a blank username (my preferred option), an account that doesn't exist, or an account that does, but give it an incorrect password. See this reply...

    Bree said:
    ...This is what I get at start up if I auto-login a username that doesn't exist...



    Click OK and you go to the sign in screen where you can choose which user you want to sign in as.
    Windows 10: How to Disable Automatic Login After 1709 (post #4)
    Last edited by Bree; 27 Mar 2018 at 11:32.
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  10.    27 Mar 2018 #10

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    Believe me, I understand the password debate. I'm 22 years into my IT career 15 spent as a Network Admin. You learn to pick your battles with family. They've been made fully aware of the risks, so I'm moving on.

    There has to be a way to enable the User Screen.
    The evil thing to do is backup all the individual private files safely elsewhere, then delete them and when they complain, tell them one of the family members must have deleted them and had they had a password, this would not have happened. Stand by and watch the fireworks .

    Of course, it is easy for me to say that as I live on my own - LOL.
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