Require Sign-in option in Windows 10 is greyed out

Hi,

I am trying to change the Require Sign-in option from "When PC wakes up from sleep" to "Never" on Windows 10 BUT it's greyed out and wondering how I can change this option? 

This option is in Settings -> Accounts -> Sign - in options -> Require Sign in (screenshot below).

Just to let you know that, I have already tried following but no success...

GPO

Password Protect the screen saver: Tired - it's not this policy

Require password when computer wakes up: Tired - it's not this policy

And we are not using any GPO on domain side to control these settings. 

Local Admin

Login with local admin account on domain joined machine: still greyed out. 

Login with local admin account on non domain joined machine: still greyed out. 

Registry Keys

I have found the registry keys to change power saver settings but couldn't find any registry key which control this option. 

All I am trying to disable "lock screen with password" when PC/laptop goes to sleep, I can change these settings from Power Settings but they doesn't work, it looks like Require Sign-in option keep over riding Power Settings. 

Any help??

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Hi,

It seems that the UAC (User Account Control) settings has been set at the highest level that is why the require sign-in option is greyed out. For us to assist you better, kindly answer the following questions:

  • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?
  • Which edition of Windows 10 is installed?
  • Which version and OS build number of Windows 10 is currently installed? To check, press the Windows key, type winver, and press the Enter key.

Meanwhile, you can try to lower down the UAC settings, one level, and check if you will still encounter the same issue.

We'll be looking forward to your response.

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Thank you so much Eric!

Below are answers to your questions... 

  • Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?

No don't think so...

  • Which edition of Windows 10 is installed?

Windows 10 Professional

  • Which version and OS build number of Windows 10 is currently installed? To check, press the Windows key, type winver, and press the Enterkey.

Version 1709 

OS build 16299.125

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Hello,

Please check following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

If you find ACSettingIndex and DCSettingsIndex registry DWORDs, respectively on those keys, delete them.

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Hi,

The follow both keys doesn't exist (in bold)...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

However same keys exist on different location and in that location, there is no ACSettingIndex and DCSettings registry keys...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\0E796BDB-100D-47D6-A2D5-F7D2DAA51F51

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We appreciate your response. Were you able to try to lower down the UAC settings on your computer?

Let us know so we can assist you further.

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Hello Eric,

Yes I have tried it as well but this doesn't help too.

Regards,

Tahir

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Hello Eric,

Any other thoughts please?

I am still trying to get this issue sorted.

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 I've tried every reg hack & GPO (local & Domain) available as well & have the same issue. I am wondering if having Bitlocker enabled is a possible common thread to all this. Who is following these threads (there are several of them). Can som of you following this thread confirm if they have Bitlocker enabled or not?

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Hi,

One of the many security features of Windows 10 to keep your computer and data secure is by keeping your system locked with a password. For us to better assist you, we would like to know a few more information. Kindly answer the questions below:

  • Are you seeing the same error message in red as the original poster did?
  • Have you tried disabling BitLocker and checked if the issue persists?
  • Is your system part of a domain?

We'll be waiting for your response.

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 Even though it is "still" greyed out, this reg hack will in fact set it to no longer requires a password to unlockvery odd but it works). It's a KIOSK / loaner laptop we do not want to have it require a password so this works (else we will just print the password on the laptop cover so what's the point but for network connectivity there needs to be a password).

  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Power\PowerSettings\0e796bdb-100d-47d6-a2d5-f7d2daa51f51

    DCSettingIndex DWORD
    ACSettingIndex DWORD

    (delete) = Not configured
    0 = Disabled
    1 = Enabled

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