Cannot Log Off Current User in Windows

Symptoms

When you click Start, click Shut Down, and then click Log Off User, you may be logged on again without a password prompt.

Cause

This issue can occur if you configure your computer to log on automatically.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Double-click System.

  3. On the Network Identification tab, click Change.

  4. In the Network Identification Wizard, click Next.

  5. Click This computer is for home use and not part of a business network

  6. Click Users must enter a user name and password.

  7. Click Next, and then click Finish.

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