Those who upgraded to Windows 10 Build 19033 may have noticed that Microsoft has removed the auto-login option. In some cases, automatic sign-in is useful, and Martin Brinkmann, editor of themedia Beta News, says it’s enabled on all devices to give him faster access to the system.
In the case of full encryption of the device, you need to enter a master password before you can boot on to the Windows desktop. However, the automatic login function is more useful in the enterprise environment, for example, the current device bundled user account does not connect to a number of employees, mainly someone specifically used can be automated.
The problem was first discovered by Sergey, editor of themedia Winaero, who discovered that the auto-login option was blocked after installing the latest version of Build 19033 for the Windows 10 20H1 branch. When a user is logged into a system, a Windows administrator can set the requirement to disable the need for the user to enter a user name/password.
1. Use Windows-R to open the Run menu.
2. Type netplwiz and press Enter.
3. Windows will load a window that lists all available user accounts (manually created).
4. By checking the box “To use this computer, the user must enter a user name and password” to determine, select the user needs to enter a password, not selected do not need to enter a password
Microsoft has removed the check box in the Windows 10 Build 19033 update. Sergey believes that the auto-login feature will be removed from the upcoming Windows 10 20H1 feature update, requiring users to enter an account/password login.
Themedia then discovered that the check box was bundled with Windows Hello after digging deep
If Windows Hello is enabled, the check box is no longer displayed.
If Windows Hello is disabled, the check box is visible.
Sergey points out that there is still an option, but it needs to edit the registry. However, this method is not secure because it requires a plain text password to be added to the registry:
Open the registry editor on Windows.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Create or modify the string value AutoAdminLogon and make sure that the value is set to 1.
Create or modify a string value called DefaultUserName, and then enter the user name that automatically logs in.
Create or modify a string value called DefaultPassword, and then add an account password.