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Windows 7: Odd Lock Screen Problem

26 Jan 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Post a screen shot because we apparently aren't clear with what you're saying.

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01 Apr 2010   #12

7 x32

I have the same problem. I'm in a domain and this only started happening recently so it must be a security update or a gpo pushed setting.

Incl. screenshots here's what happens.
1. I lock my computer using "Windows + L" or "ctrl+alt+del + lock computer"
2. I see the screen in attachment 1 (01042010001.jpg)
3. I press ctrl+alt+del to unlock the computer and instead of being prompted to enter my password, I have to select what user I want to use (and since only one option is listed this screen is absolutely senseless) - see attachment 2 (01042010002.jpg)
4. I hit enter or click on the user icon
5. I get to the "enter password" screen to unlock the computer - this is what I would expect to see after hitting "ctrl+alt+del" in the first place - see attachment 3 (01042010003.jpg).

Any help is appreciated.. !

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Odd Lock Screen Problem-01042010001.jpg   Odd Lock Screen Problem-01042010002.jpg   Odd Lock Screen Problem-01042010003.jpg  
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18 May 2011   #13

W7 Enterprise 32bit

I have a very similar issue, in a pretty recent installation of Win7 Enterprise 32bit.

When I power up the machine, i get the CAD prompt like it should since it's joined to a domain. Hit CAD, it shows the domain's legal warning. Click ok, and instead of the normal user/pass login prompt, you get a small empty picture frame that says Other User, and a cancel button. Click Other User and you get the normal login box prompting for your username and password, ready to log on to the domain, and you can login just fine from there.

Once I'm already logged in and the screen gets locked (either using Win-L or letting the screen saver lock it), when i move the mouse to wake up the screen it shows me the normal Press CAD to unlock message, with my username below as logged in, but it also shows a Switch User button. If I press CAD, the ONLY thing on screen is a Cancel button. If I click Switch User (at the CAD screen), the screen flickers a bit, then goes to a Press CAD screen (which does NOT indicate that anyone is logged on), and then does the same stuff as the previous paragraph, as if I had just powered on the machine. If I login as the currently logged on user, it logs me back in with all my apps still running just fine, but this adds like 5-6 more clicks and requires me to type in my username just to unlock the machine.

like the original poster, I don't want to disable the CAD prompt - it's supposed to be there since this is a domain computer. I just want the rest of the login/unlock stuff to behave normally:

- when I power up and hit CAD, I want it to remember the last logged in user so I can just enter my password and go.
- when i hit CAD to unlock a machine that i'm already logged onto, I want it to just prompt me for my password and let me get back to work, not jump through a buncha hoops.

It used to be that way, but not anymore. And it certainly isn't normal behavior for windows.
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