Prevent Windows 8 from logging into the last user on startup

Registry value1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserSwitch\Enabled needs to be set to 1.

Registry permissions2

The user "SYSTEM" changes the value back from "1" to "0"
So the goal is not allow the user "SYSTEM" to change it.










Control Effective Access:


Result:


1 http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-automatic-logon-of-last-user-in-window-8

2 http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/10004-help-multiple-users-login-screen-2.html#post131691

Windows Win8


Last modified on 05 Jun 2015 at 03:23:03 PM ET