Autologon feature repeatedly tries to log on a user after the user's password changes on another computer in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You configure the Autologon feature on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. The computer is a member of a domain.

  • A user logs on to the computer.

  • You change the user's password on another computer in the domain (for example, you change the user's password on the domain controller).

  • The user restarts the computer.

In this scenario, the Autologon feature tries to log on the user every two minutes.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

After you install this update, Windows does not try to log on again when automatic logon fails. Instead, Windows notifies you that the logon has failed because of an incorrect username or password, and then returns to the Welcome screen.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

    Version

    Product

    Milestone

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    1.22xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Authui.dll

6.1.7601.22025

1,792,512

19-Jun-2012

04:18

Authui.ptxml

Not applicable

2,721

13-Jul-2009

20:41

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Authui.dll

6.1.7601.22025

1,928,192

19-Jun-2012

05:20

Authui.ptxml

Not applicable

2,721

13-Jul-2009

20:33

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Authui.dll

6.1.7601.22025

2,299,392

19-Jun-2012

04:30

Authui.ptxml

Not applicable

2,721

13-Jul-2009

20:34

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

X86_fc3e322ea98a15d5388ac6c3bd2ff5a2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_e1794a8944d7eb25.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

709

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

07:26

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-authentication-authui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_0e7a91ff6ccefacb.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

70,946

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

04:55

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_8394b5126ca180ea0aa4fbbd9ba0ed78_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_32acb674ad7df474.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,066

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

07:26

File name

Amd64_ebee7bff6e0b25bc9644909cc4adf474_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_fd161675bbf65ec9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

713

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

07:26

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-authentication-authui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_6a992d83252c6c01.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

70,952

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

06:04

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_77c68af61a72f5aab34690185accb8a4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_37e47879f270beed.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,064

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

07:26

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-authentication-authui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.22025_none_0e7c35f56ccd03c7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

70,949

Date (UTC)

19-Jun-2012

Time (UTC)

05:54

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