last interactive user automatically after a system-initiated restart

This policy setting controls whether a device will automatically sign-in the last interactive user after Windows Update restarts the system. If you enable or do not configure this policy setting the device securely saves the user’s credentials (including the user name domain and encrypted password) to configure automatic sign-in after a Windows Update restart. After the Windows Update restart the user is automatically signed-in and the session is automatically locked with all the lock screen apps configured for that user. If you disable this policy setting the device does not store the user’s credentials for automatic sign-in after a Windows Update restart. The users’ lock screen apps are not restarted after the system restarts.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # DisableAutomaticRestartSignOn

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Logon Options


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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