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Netplwiz keeps reverting change


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#1 kelsyhb

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:14 PM

I have a laptop running Windows 10. There are two user accounts on it, one an administrator account and one a user account. Both are password protected.

 

Right now I am logged in under the administrator account. I'm trying to set netplwiz so that when the PC starts and you click on the Windows 10 welcome screen (or whatever the screen is called that has those lovely landscapes), the account that pops up and prompts you to enter the password is the User account, NOT the Administrator account. I made sure the User account is highlighted in netplwiz, but every time I apply the changes and close the box, the next time I open netplwiz, it has re-highlighted the Administrator.

 

It's driving me batty and I don't know how to get it to do what I want. Any help is appreciated.

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:32 PM

If this is like Windows 8.1 I don't know how you can change it. Windows reverts to the account you last logged into. If you login to the User account then shut down is the User account the account that is shown on the Welcome screen?



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

If this is like Windows 8.1 I don't know how you can change it. Windows reverts to the account you last logged into. If you login to the User account then shut down is the User account the account that is shown on the Welcome screen?

 

I skipped 8 entirely so...didn't know this. I went into the User account, enabled DeepFreeze, and shut the computer down. It's now prompting me to log in to the User account first. Thank you so much for pointing this out!



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:55 PM

Hi, you can do this with the netplwiz util, you need to put a check in the box " Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

 

Next highlight the user account you want to open first, then uncheck the box "Users must enter........" click on "apply", you will receive a password input box, complete this,(if you use a password) and click OK, back to the main netplwiz window make sure the box "Users must enter.......", is still unchecked, OK out. Restart and you should go to your preferred account.


Edited by jenae, 27 March 2018 - 07:00 PM.





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