Way to force the Windows 10 Sign-in Screen to show which users are signed in?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Missile, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. Missile

    Missile MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, everyone...

    I'm trying to find a registry hack or something to address the change Microsoft made going from Windows 8.x to Windows 10.

    Here is a quick run-down of what Microsoft changed:

    My wife and I have 4 children. One of our PCs is used by all of the children. There are 5 Microsoft accounts set up on that PC, one for each of the children plus one that I have set up as the Admin account.

    Windows 8.x indicated on the Sign-in Screen which users were already logged/signed in. So, if the Sign-in Screen was displayed, you could see right there if anyone was signed into their account. For example, if 2 of the 5 accounts on our PC were already signed in, then right there on the Sign-in Screen below the picture and name of those 2 users that are already signed in, it says "Signed in" for each of those 2 users. You know right there at the Sign-in Screen if anyone is already signed in that might need to sign out before a restart or shutdown.

    Windows 10 removed this information/indication. If you are already signed into an account, then you can look and see which users (if any) are signed in and there is no guesswork needed. However, if you are at the Sign-in Screen and want to restart or shutdown the PC while one or more users are signed in, then you are told users are signed in but have no idea which users are signed in. The only way to know which users are signed in is to sign into one of the accounts and find out.

    I am looking for a registry hack, group policy, or some simple program/application that will turn on the ability to have (or force) the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) Sign-in Screen to indicate which, if any, users are already signed in like Windows 8.x's Sign-in Screen did. That information/indication on the Sign-in Screen was quite helpful.

    Any help or a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    -Missile
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    Ctrl Alt delete click on task manager then click on at the top users....and it will show u who is log in.
     
  3. Missile

    Missile MDL Junior Member

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    You can easily see which, if any, other users are signed in while signed into an account. The problem is how to know from the Sign-in Screen. You cannot get to the Task Manager from the Sign-in Screen, at least not with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607, Build 14393.105).