Login for Windows displays the wrong username on the lock screen

    Applies to:
  • Legacy SecureAuth IdP
Deployment model:
  • On Premises
  • Login for Windows Version affected: 1.0

    Windows OS versions affected: 7, 2008R2



    When L4W (Login for Windows) 1.0 is installed on Windows 7 or 2008R2 and a user in the  bypass group logs on then locks the screen, the username and MFA options shown will be that of the last non-bypass user, preventing the user from unlocking the workstation.

    Note this only affects Windows 7 and 2008R2.  Windows 10 is unaffected and we have no reports of Windows 2012 being affected.




    Product defect




    Product defect CP-411 has been logged and will be addressed in version 1.0.2



    The workstation can be unlocked when it is in such a state by using the following steps, depending on if you are physically logged in or via an RDP session:

    Physically logged in:
    1. Click on "Switch User"
    2. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL
    3. Then "Switch User" again
    4. Now click "Other user"

    RDP session:
    1. Disconnect the session and then Reconnect
    2. Then click "Switch User"
    3. Now click "Other User"



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