Windows 10 unlock screen does not display last logged-on user

Summary

This article describes a change in behavior for the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting in Windows 10 from earlier versions of Windows.

More Information

When the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is enabled on a Windows-based computer, both the user name and password must be entered to unlock a previously locked user logon session.

In Windows 10

In Windows 10, users see only the Other User tile at the unlock screen. There is no back button or arrow that enumerates the user accounts that have locked logon sessions.

The following screen shot shows the unlock screen in Windows 10 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is disabled or not defined (default). There is no back button that resembles what is displayed on the Windows 8.1 unlock screen.
Unlock screen

The following screen shot shows the unlock screen in Windows 10 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is enabled:

In Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, users who lock their user logon session see their user name on the unlock screen. A back button is also visible on the unlock screen. After you click the back button, an Other User dialog box enables users to create new logon sessions.

The following screen shot shows the unlock screen in Windows 8.1 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is disabled. The user name appears, and the back button is available. 
unlock screen

The following screen shot shows the unlock screen in Windows 8.1 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is enabled. The user name appears, and the back button is available.  
unlock screen

In Windows 8.1 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is disabled, the following screen is displayed when you click the back arrow:
unlock screen

In Windows 8.1 when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is enabled, the following screen is displayed when you click the back arrow: 





About the Windows 10 logon screen

In Windows 10, the unlock screen was changed to mimic the behavior of the logon screen.

Specifically, when the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting is enabled, the following behavior occurs:
  • The name of the last user account that was logged on to the local computer is not displayed on the logon screen.
  • The name of user account that locked its user logon session is not displayed on the unlock screen.

Workaround

Assume that a company has a Group Policy setting that specifies that the name of the last logged-on user is not displayed on the logon screen. In the corporate environment, if you want to prevent other users from logging on when a session locks the console, you can force the name of the last logged-on user to appear on the unlock screen by enabling a Group Policy setting that conflicts with the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting.

For example, the Interactive logon: Do not display last user name security option setting and the Hide entry points for fast user Switching Group Policy setting cannot coexist because of the lack of a back button. When both the security option setting and the Group Policy setting are set, the Hide entry points for fast user Switching setting takes precedence and will show the currently logged-on user at the unlock screen.
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आलेख ID: 3082141 - पिछली समीक्षा: 30/07/2015 - संशोधन: 1

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