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Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Posts : 23
    Arch Linux/Debian 7/Windows 8.1


    Guys, please update User List Enabler

    Version 2.0 is available.

    I recreated this app from scratch.

    With new engine, i have fixed the following bugs:


    • User list enabler now compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro.
    • Fixed a bug with user account which is not administrator.

    Download User List Enabler v2

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  2. #21


    I can not understand why if I edit the registry in this way:

    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "Userinit"="C:\\Windows\\system32\\userinit.exe,C:\\Windows\\System32\\reg.exe add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Authentication\\LogonUI\\UserSwitch /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f,"
    "LegalNoticeText"=""
    "Shell"="explorer.exe"
    "LegalNoticeCaption"=""
    "DebugServerCommand"="no"
    "ForceUnlockLogon"=dword:00000000
    "ReportBootOk"="1"
    "VMApplet"="SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe /pagefile"
    "AutoRestartShell"=dword:00000001
    "PowerdownAfterShutdown"="0"
    "ShutdownWithoutLogon"="0"
    "Background"="0 0 0"
    "PasswordExpiryWarning"=dword:00000005
    "CachedLogonsCount"="10"
    "WinStationsDisabled"="0"
    "PreCreateKnownFolders"="{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}"
    "scremoveoption"="0"
    "DisableCAD"=dword:00000001
    "ShutdownFlags"=dword:80000027
    "EnableFirstLogonAnimation"=dword:00000001
    "AutoLogonSID"="S-1-5-21-3137485388-3153590309-3382964295-1001"
    "LastUsedUsername"="Balubeto_Balubeto"
    "AutoAdminLogon"="0"
    "DefaultUserName"="Balubeto_Balubeto"
    the screen, which displays all accounts, does not appear.

    Thanks

    Bye
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Balubeto,

    Well, for one thing that is an invalid .reg file. It will not work as written since it's incomplete and missing proper format. I would not recommend trying to use it. Especially since you do not need to change all those values.

    Other that what I posted above for why, most of these entries require that you take ownership and set permissions before you will be able to modify them.

    If you like, I would recommend to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial for an easy way to do this without risking messing up your registry.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #23


    possible windows 8 solution - still needs testing of all aspects, for example i did not yet test it with a restricted user account.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI]
    "LastLoggedOnUserSID"=""
    yes, all it does is delete this single entry. currently i tried it out several times manually and it always showed me all users on restart. windows store seems to work, but there may easily be something else broken, so use at your own discretion!


    Task Scheduler Example Configuration
    :
    General
    • Run whether user is logged on or not
    • Run with highest privileges
    • configure for Windows 8
    • note: you need to use an account with administrative privileges for the task.

    Triggers
    • at Log on (any user!)
    • On connection to user session (any user!)

    Actions
    • program/script:
      C:\Windows\System32\reg.exe
    • optional arguments:
      ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI" /v LastLoggedOnUserSID /t REG_SZ /d "" /f

    Conditions
    • Untick everything you can, or at your own discretion.



    Notes:
    When locking the screen, win+L or from metro profile clickymajinga or from coming back from either energy save mode or hibernation with accordingly set password required, this solution does not trigger the all user login page. i'm yet to find out if this is even possible :/

    caveats for using the userswitch registry hack:
    when only two users are present (as my system has it) the userswitch setting to 1 is messing up the lockscreen. with only two accounts and setting the userswitch and then locking the screen (win+L etc), the fast user switch might be gone and show the input field for name and username sometimes, but including the little arrow to go back. going back though leads to the actuals user lockscreen with yet another arrow. some other times it simply showed the user image with a little message underneath telling me "locked". oncec clicked the image it brought me back to the normal user lock screen, where i could enter the password again. some other times it simply had no effect at all. i did not find out yet what triggers which behavior.
    most times i had the LastLoggedOnUserSID deleted, so there might be some hint. but sometimes i had it set newly manually and it still triggered one or the other weird lock screen issue as described above.

    i'm officially unhappy with microsoft.

    edited for post clean up and adding some thoughts and observations.
    Last edited by Layze; 03 Jul 2013 at 17:48.
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  5. #24


    Hi. My lock screen got disabled after I tried step 2. Is there a way to get it back?
    Ive tried your tutorial on enabling the lock screen but it still doesn't work

    aar407
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  6. #25


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Aar,

    If you mean the tutorial below....
    .....then see if enabling Ctrl+Alt+Del secure sign-in will restore the lock screen.


    OR

    Step 2 in what option??

    If in Option Two, then use step 3 in Option Two to restore it, then use Option One instead.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  7. #26


    I have a user who's accounts does NOT have a password on it - when they logout or shutdown/restart, it always automatically signs back into their user account without going to the all users screen. This is a Standard Account.

    My account, which does have a password on it, behaves correctly and goes back to the all users screen.

    Is this behaviour correct? Does the other account need a password on it to work correctly?
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gary,

    If the account that last shut down or restart isn't password protected, then yeah that account will automatically be signed in to on the next startup.

    The easiest way to stop this would be to have all accounts be password protected. Otherwise, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial on the first page to have Windows always show all users on the sign in screen no matter what after a shut down or restart. This way you will be able to select what account you want to sign in to. If the account is not password protected, then it will only sign in to it when you click on it's user picture on the sign in screen.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  9. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Gary,

    If the account that last shut down or restart isn't password protected, then yeah that account will automatically be signed in to on the next startup.

    The easiest way to stop this would be to have all accounts be password protected. Otherwise, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial on the first page to have Windows always show all users on the sign in screen no matter what after a shut down or restart. This way you will be able to select what account you want to sign in to. If the account is not password protected, then it will only sign in to it when you click on it's user picture on the sign in screen.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hi Brink,

    I have used option 1 and ran the tool - the second account is NOT password protected, but when this account logs out or the PC is shutdown or restarted from this account, then it always logs back into that account automatically.

    Do all accounts need to be PW protected in order for the tool in Option 1 to work?
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  10. #29


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Gary,

    No. Option One is supposed to have the sign in screen show all users at startup instead of automatically only having the last user displayed on the sign in screen, and in your case, no longer automatically signing in to the last user when they do no have a password.

    Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you do not have automatic sign in turned on by checking the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box to see if this may be the issue.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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