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  • Windows asks for password after waking up from sleep

    Posted on Michael432 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update Windows asks for password after waking up from sleep

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      • #2278173 Reply
        Michael432
        AskWoody_MVP

        Windows is configured to not need a password after it wakes up from sleep. Yet, it does ask for a password.

        System is at service pack 1909 with bug fixes as of May 2020 (build 836). PC is an ultra Tiny Lenovo ThinkCentre M920.

        no.password.after_.sleep_

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      • #2278180 Reply
        joep517
        AskWoody MVP

        Do you still have a screen saver configured? If so, does it require a password?

        --Joe

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        • #2278292 Reply
          Michael432
          AskWoody_MVP

          Excellent guess, but no. As shown here there is no screen saver.

          screen.saver_.settings

           

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      • #2278181 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Did you look in Control Panel\Power Options\Choose what the power buttons do? (Yes, I know, Control Panel is passe)

        • #2278294 Reply
          Michael432
          AskWoody_MVP

          Look for what? Here is a screen shot. ctl.panel_.power_.options

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          • #2278313 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Ooops, It’s not still there. Used to be “Require password when awake from sleep.”

      • #2278229 Reply
        NetDef
        AskWoody_MVP

        That is not the setting you were looking for . . .  (waves hand)

        lockscreensettings

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          NetDef
          AskWoody_MVP

          . . . in your defense, this “set of related settings” are found in two VERY different places, and can conflict with one another . . .

          ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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        • #2278302 Reply
          Michael432
          AskWoody_MVP

          Great guess, but that is not the problem. This is probably just one of many dull and boring bugs in Windows.

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          • #2278309 Reply
            NetDef
            AskWoody_MVP

            Hmm, you’ve found a bug!

            Interested to see if the below method works (which if it does, means the UI control is broken.)

            In an elevated CMD prompt:

            REM sets the lock signin requirement while plugged in to false
            powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

            REM sets the lock signin requirement while on battery to false
            powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 0

            To revert these changes later:

            REM sets the lock signin requirement while plugged in to True
            powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

            REM sets the lock signin requirement while on battery to True
            powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_CURRENT SUB_NONE CONSOLELOCK 1

            ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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            • #2278358 Reply
              Michael432
              AskWoody_MVP

              Thanks! Will try…

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      • #2278438 Reply
        SkipH
        AskWoody Plus

        There should be 2 ways to stop Win10 1909 from asking for a password when waking up from sleep, AND you have never set a password. I run my personal system like this and had to set this up for a client.

        The method shown by NetDef using an elevated command prompt should work (see link to a web page I found back in January 2020, that follows).

        Also shown on that web page is a method that can be used if you have Win10 PRO.

        Since I have Pro, and my client had Pro, I used the gpedit.msc program to set the policies to stop the 2 Pro versions as shown in the 2nd option on the web page linked to below:

        How to prevent Windows 10 from requiring a password when resuming from sleep

        So now when my system wakes up in the morning, it just has what ever was on the screen when the system went to sleep.

        Hope either of these work for you.

         

      • #2278447 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Turn on require a password, reboot, turn off require a password?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2278559 Reply
        Michael432
        AskWoody_MVP

        USER ERROR. My apologies to everyone here, this was my mistake.

        I do not use the computer directly, instead I use Microsoft Remote Desktop which is where I went wrong. The monitor connected to the computer is normally off, so I overlooked the fact that when you X out of an RDP session, the computer is not left at the Windows desktop it is left at the lock screen which wants a password. Thus, when it wakes up from sleep, it is still at the lock screen.

        The helpful suggestions here made me do more testing which is how I realized this was my mistake.

        Thanks to everyone who offered assistance.

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      • #2278634 Reply
        access-mdb
        AskWoody MVP

        Thanks for letting us know. User error is something we’ve all done, haven’t we people!

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