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need to re-enter pasword at random (account logs out)

  1. #1

    need to re-enter pasword at random (account logs out)


    I need to find out why my account randomly asks me to re-enter my password. They do seem random (i.e. not a set time interval, not after system changes, computer is not going to sleep mode, etc...) and I do not see any setting anywhere that would cause a system login to time-out. I am providing three screen shots of where it asks this when it happens and here is the text in case people need to search for this same problem in the future. Thanks for any help on this!

    text alerts:
    "Click here to enter your most recent password"
    "You need to sign in with your most recent Microsoft password"

    pics:
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    Hello wmgreenjr,

    Have you recently changed or reset the password online at Microsoft's site for your Microsoft account?

    Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

    If so, then signing out and in with the new password for your Microsoft account may sort this.

    If not, then you could also click onthe "Turn off messages about Microsoft account" link in your middle screenshot to stop these messages until you find the cause.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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    Brink, thanks for the response

    No I have not recently changed my password and I don't mind turning off the notices but I will still have to re-enter my password to do certain things that require it. Maybe over time there will be more people that have this same issue and it will come to light. I have done some searches and nothing so far
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    Have you already signed out and in to see if that may help?

    Is your account set to be an administrator type? If not, then are these UAC notices asking for the password?

    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
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    I will try those options here in a bit...I have to get ready for work. I will respond after I try these...thanks for help btw!
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    You're welcome. I'll be here when your ready.
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    Well I checked and my acct is set to admin; as far as logging out, well after I re-enter my login it will eventually do the same thing...if I reboot an login, it will eventually do this again. It seems random but something must be triggering it. I guess I can check the event viewer next time it happens??? There are a lot of details in there so not 100% sure which events to look at, but I will just note the time and look and see if something sticks out - or print-screen it in here for you to view.
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    You might see if refreshing Windows 8 may help.
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    Ok so I actually saw when it happened (action center alert in notification area). Two events listed below are what happened at the same time. Listing in xml format but can paste other methods if it helps. I don't know how to interpret these so please help and thanks!

    Events happened at the same time:
    #1:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" Guid="{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}" />
    <EventID>4624</EventID>
    <Version>1</Version>
    <Level>0</Level>
    <Task>12544</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8020000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-11-14T10:03:59.074904300Z" />
    <EventRecordID>10315</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="660" ThreadID="4584" />
    <Channel>Security</Channel>
    <Computer>laptop</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="SubjectUserSid">S-1-5-18</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectUserName">LAPTOP$</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectDomainName">WORKGROUP</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectLogonId">0x3e7</Data>
    <Data Name="TargetUserSid">S-1-5-18</Data>
    <Data Name="TargetUserName">SYSTEM</Data>
    <Data Name="TargetDomainName">NT AUTHORITY</Data>
    <Data Name="TargetLogonId">0x3e7</Data>
    <Data Name="LogonType">5</Data>
    <Data Name="LogonProcessName">Advapi</Data>
    <Data Name="AuthenticationPackageName">Negotiate</Data>
    <Data Name="WorkstationName" />
    <Data Name="LogonGuid">{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}</Data>
    <Data Name="TransmittedServices">-</Data>
    <Data Name="LmPackageName">-</Data>
    <Data Name="KeyLength">0</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessId">0x28c</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessName">C:\Windows\System32\services.exe</Data>
    <Data Name="IpAddress">-</Data>
    <Data Name="IpPort">-</Data>
    <Data Name="ImpersonationLevel">%%1833</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>

    #2:
    - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    - <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" Guid="{54849625-5478-4994-A5BA-3E3B0328C30D}" />
    <EventID>4672</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>0</Level>
    <Task>12548</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8020000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-11-14T10:03:59.074904300Z" />
    <EventRecordID>10316</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="660" ThreadID="4584" />
    <Channel>Security</Channel>
    <Computer>laptop</Computer>
    <Security />
    </System>
    - <EventData>
    <Data Name="SubjectUserSid">S-1-5-18</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectUserName">SYSTEM</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectDomainName">NT AUTHORITY</Data>
    <Data Name="SubjectLogonId">0x3e7</Data>
    <Data Name="PrivilegeList">SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege SeTcbPrivilege SeSecurityPrivilege SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege SeLoadDriverPrivilege SeBackupPrivilege SeRestorePrivilege SeDebugPrivilege SeAuditPrivilege SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege SeImpersonatePrivilege</Data>
    </EventData>
    </Event>


    edit 11/15/2012: the issue happened again but the above events were not present at that time...I will try and keep track of when it happens and event logs to find out what really correlates. Just updating for others that have this issue.
    Last edited by wmgreenjr; 15 Nov 2012 at 22:41.
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  10. #10


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    Are you joined to a domain?

    You might try changing the password for your Microsoft account online, then sign out an in to see if that may toggle and reset this to stop these messages.
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