User 'Locked' after Sleep Mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by albenzing, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. albenzing

    albenzing Guest

    Running Vista Business w SP1

    Have a simple setup, with one user - an User Account Control is turned OFF.
    Since I use a Hard Drive Password, I prefer not to use a Windows login

    During normal bootup, my User login occurs automatically, as desired.

    However, if Vista goes into Sleep mode, when I activate it there is no
    automatic login. It shows the screen with my User Name and below the icon
    it says 'Locked'. Since I do Not have a Password set, this just requires
    hitting Enter to trigger the login - but I'd like to have the login occur

    Note that this is a new/replacement laptop - Dell D630, so this is a recent
    setup. I had been using a D620, also with Vista Business w SP1 and that
    worked normally.

    albenzing, Jun 10, 2008
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  2. Al

    Open Control Panel / Power Options. in the selected 'Preferred Plans'
    section click 'Change Plan Settings' in the selected power plan. In the
    following window, select 'Change advanced power plan settings'. In the
    resulting dialog box, expand Additional Settings and Require a password.
    Click the drop down menu in 'Setting' and select the 'No' option. Click
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jun 11, 2008
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  3. From your desktop right click and empty space and select personalize, then
    screen saver, then make sure the check box for 'on resume, display logon
    screen' is uncheck. That should take care of your problem.

    NetBiznessMan, Jun 12, 2008

  4. Sorry my mistake I meant to say go to your power settings, then select the
    link to 'change plan settings' then 'require a password on wake up' and set
    your options to no. That should do the trick.

    NetBiznessMan, Jun 12, 2008
  5. albenzing

    albenzing Guest

    It did indeed do the trick! I'm impressed... and surprised at how obscure
    some of these Vista settings are.

    Glad I found this Newsgroup.

    Thanks for the assist.

    albenzing, Jun 12, 2008
  6. albenzing

    albenzing Guest

    Thanks Ronnie...

    I did receive this tip from NetBiznessMan as well. It does fix my problem,
    though it certainly is obscure, i.e. all my efforts to find this on my own
    came up empty.

    Thanks again.
    albenzing, Jun 13, 2008
  7. Hope this will help:

    Go to desktop, right click,choose personalize form menu,screen saver, in the right column of "wait -- minutes" uncheck the box called "on resume, dislpay log on".

    Next important thing is to look down and press "change power settings" choose to change your actual settings: to do this click "change plan settings" adjust the what u want or let it like this.

    The final solution is down of this screen by choosing "change advance power settings" - select under " require a pass on wake up " NO for battery NO for plug in.

    Save and restart.
    primavara xsafe, Aug 29, 2011
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