Do not display the lock screen w10 anniversary

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by soretito, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. soretito

    soretito MDL Junior Member

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    MS decided we must like the lock screen even when using non touchscreen desktops, cannot be disabled by the registry or gpedit.msc methods.

    Anyone knows a workaround? Im running w10pro anniversary 64bits

    From the local policy editor:

    This policy setting controls whether the lock screen appears for users.

    If you enable this policy setting, users that are not required to press CTRL + ALT + DEL before signing in will see their selected tile after locking their PC.

    If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users that are not required to press CTRL + ALT + DEL before signing in will see a lock screen after locking their PC. They must dismiss the lock screen using touch, the keyboard, or by dragging it with the mouse.

    Note: This setting only applies to Enterprise, Education, and Server SKUs.
     
  2. steelfatboy

    steelfatboy MDL Novice

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    Install Winaero Tweaker. There is an option to disable the lock screen that works with the anniversary edition. It does it by creating a scheduled task that modifies a registry key at logon. I would post links but I am not able to yet.
     
  3. soretito

    soretito MDL Junior Member

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    it worked, thanks! Hopefully MS will solve this nonsense... :D
     
  4. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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  5. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Yep, exactly.
    I automated the task creation procedure to save your time.
    With version 0.6.0.6 it also runs when on battery.
     
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  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah it is there after reboot :eek:

    but it goes away after the first logon lol
     
  7. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Not really. Wait for screensaver and then display will be turned off.
    After that, it will re-appear.
    So Task Scheduler method is actually better.
     
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  8. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Probably removing the following (or just the *-shell ones) could be a more definitive answer ;)

    Not tested yet

     
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  9. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    actually after the screensaver goes off there is no lock screen, just a place for me to enter pin/password and my user pic.
     
  10. johnye_pt

    johnye_pt MDL Addicted

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    I also "bumped" into this problem after formatting my laptop to install the Anniversary Edition.

    I don't use an account password because it simply boots to desktop in a few seconds (and if the laptop ever gets stolen, a password prevents login and the "burgler" will probably format it, erasing all your data and any laptop tracking program you might have installed) so I don't see the lock screen when it boots up, but I do see it when I suspend/hibernate which is annoying. By the way, deleting/renaming the folder Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy doesn't work. Try it, lock the screen and wait 1 or 2 minutes. Lo and behold, is magically back!

    And I must also click on the "Sign in" button after resuming from sleep/hibernation, because the "Don't require a password" option in power options also seems to be gone, which makes it go from zero to 2 clicks in one update! So now my laptop is closer to being a tablet and Micro$oft's plan to subdue us all to their will is one step closer...

    The more updates/changes are introduced, more and more known tweaks will probably stop working, which will eventually lead to an Internet full of Windows 10 tips and tricks that don't work. Oh, how I miss the days when I could google for a working tweak by adding "Windows + version" to the search query...
     
  11. White Wizard

    White Wizard MDL Junior Member

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    For now, i removed the LockApp app.exe from C:Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy and if i lock the computer it takes me to the login screen, but if a restart the computer the lock screen still shows up. Is that lock screen sort of tide up to the login process?:g:
     
  12. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    #16 KNARZ, Aug 16, 2016
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    Just want to let you know that lockscreen policy query depends on:

    Code:
    ContentDeliveryManager-License-ContentDeliveryAllowed
    
    if it's >=3 than policy values won't be queried or ignored.
    (core = 4, pro = 3, enterpise = 2, edu = 1, server 0)

    and if i'm right
    Code:
    LogonController.dll
    is responsible.

    Edit: some text removed as tested not true. ;)
     
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  13. 100

    100 MDL Expert

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    Don't know when LogonController.dll would be used, but for the regular logon/lock screen only winlogon.exe and Windows.UI.Logon.dll (by LogonUI.exe) seem to be querying the policy value.

    The policy value is 0 for LTSB also, btw.
     
  14. glennsamuel32

    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks @hb860 !!

    The solution of creating a task is awesome...works exactly as I want it to :clap::clap:
     
  15. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    or you can run as admin:

    takeown /f "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\LockApp.exe" && ICACLS "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\LockApp.exe" /grant Administrators:F && ren "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy\LockApp.exe" LockApp.exe.OLD
     
  16. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #20 dobbelina, Aug 22, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
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