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  1. Windows 10 Security - Administrator account shows "signed In" when no user has signed into...


    I have two administrator accounts for my wife and I and three local accounts for our grandchildren. I have been finding my administrator account listed as "signed in" when I try to sign my grandchildren out. I have also received "Microsoft Account Problem" on the local accounts with my email / Microsoft account asking for my password. Any way to secure the administrator accounts? When I try to search for an answer I get fifty pages of questions going back to Windows Vista and posts from 2016 - any way to apply a time frame on searches?

    :)
     
    KevinPBasinger, May 9, 2020
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  2. Microsoft account Sign in option under user account is not working

    Hi NAvneet.

    Many thanks for your help. But this didn't work.

    Should I try the below procedure. Someone has suggested this method to similar query in other thread. Pls suggest:

    Please follow the steps to enable the build in administrator and check if it helps:

    • Use the power button on the sign-in screen to Shift+Restart. This will take you to the recovery boot menu.
    • Click Troubleshoot, Advanced options, Startup settings. When given the choice of startup options, try booting the PC in
      Safe Mode with Command Prompt. If you can’t get there, skip to the next major step.
      • If you can get to a CMD window, enable the built-in administrator account:

        net user administrator /active:yes
      • Then restart and sign-in as the Administrator account.
      • Once in the Administrator account, open Regedit
        and go to the following key:

        HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities
      • Save a backup of the key: Export the StoredIdentities key to a .REG file on the desktop.
      • Then continue with step 4 below.
    • Use boot media to access the recovery command prompt.
      • Start Regedit.
      • Select the HKEY_USERS key.
      • Click File, Load Hive. and go up in the file system to This PC. Then browse to this file and then click Open:

        C:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT
      • When prompted, name it “def”
      • Select this key:

        HKEY_USERS\def\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities
      • Save a backup of the key: Export the StoredIdentities key to a .REG file on the C:\ drive.
    • Find the subkey under StoredIdentities that matches the name of the Microsoft Account.
    • Delete the key.
    • If you loaded the offline registry hive, go back up in the tree on the left and select “def”. Then click File,
      Unload hive. This option will only be available if “def” is selected.
    • Restart the PC and test sign-in.
    • Once done, you may need to Verify the account in Settings, Accounts in order for it to be fully usable in Windows again.
    • If you used the built-in Administrator account to resolve the issue, please return it to the default disabled state to help keep the Computer secure. To do so follow the steps:
      net user administrator /active:no
    Please create a new administrator account using the Microsoft Account and check.
     
    Shobhitjain2005, May 9, 2020
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  3. mmortal03 Win User
    Do Not Display Last Signed-in User Name on Windows 10 Sign-in  


    I noticed that when doing this, the sign-in screen's background no longer respects the setting of the previous user. Instead, it uses whatever is set by the hidden administrator account. Luckily, TenForums also provides steps for how to login to this account: Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Edit: Nope, this only worked temporarily. It either switched back to a default Spotlight photo after making the administrator account inactive again, or simply changed it back to a Spotlight photo for some other reason.

    Does anyone know how to properly change the sign-in screen background color/picture (not the lock screen) when not displaying the user name?
     
    mmortal03, May 9, 2020
    #3
  4. Brink Win User

    Windows 10 Security - Administrator account shows "signed In" when no user has signed into...

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup  


    In that case, you could use the method below to delete the "reddw" account to remove it if you have another administrator account to use. Don't delete your "reddw" account if you don't.

    Delete User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Are the other "Dad", "Ryan", and "test" accounts listed in netplwiz?

    If able, post a screenshot to show your sign-in screen.
     
    Brink, May 9, 2020
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