The company i work for has used autologon for kiosk terminals for several years. We have recently started to update some of these to use Windows 10 however we are having issues bypassing the AutoLogon - previously you could hold shift during the logoff process for Win 7 or during the logon process for XP. Neither of these work. I know we can disable it by editing he registry and amedning the value of ForceAutoLogon to be 0. This allows us to log out and log in again as an administrator.
The issue is when we reboot the group policy re-enforces the auto logon so if we need to access the machine as an admin we have to log in, open the registry editor again and g through the same process......
This is further complicated by the fact that the kiosk machines are quite heavilly locked down so to be able to access the registry with rights to make changes it involves jumping through several hoops: Run CMD using adminsitrator credentials, from that command prompt run powershell, from the powershell prompt enter the following command (Start-process cmd –verb runas) to get an "elevated" administrator command prompt. From here we can run regedit and manually make the change to the ForceAutoLogon item. This is a really long winded drawn out process which only lasts until the next reboot the group policy turns ForceAutoLogon back on. I appreciate the complexity of the workaround it is partly caused by our restrictions on the PC's however bypassing autologon was a simple thing to do before moving to Win 10.
I have read various people complaining about this online and there does not seem to be anythig that suits out requirements. There has to be a better, faster, simpler way to bypass autologon for windows 10 without having to make lots of manual changes.
Can you help???