For Anniversary Update Builds
There is a workaround to disable the Lock Screen in Anniversary Update builds, in any edition of Windows.
Create a Scheduled Task that runs the following command-line, or a batch/script that runs the following command:
reg.exe add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\SessionData /t REG_DWORD /v AllowLockScreen /d 0 /f
The idea is to reset the
AllowLockScreen value data to 0 on these two trigger events:
- Log on
- Workstation unlock.
So you need to use multiple triggers for that task.
Download the Task XML from here:
How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607)?
And use the Import Task option in Scheduler to create/import the task automatically.
Lock the workstation and unlock it. From the 2nd time onwards you shouldn't see the lock screen.
For Pre-Anniversary Update Builds
Regedit.exe and go to:
Create a subkey named
Personalization and in the right-pane, create a REG_DWORD value named
NoLockScreen and set its value data to
Exit the Registry Editor.
This registry edit corresponds to the following GPO.
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel >
Personalization > Do not display the lock screen