unwanted Windows 7 Login Screen

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After installing RiseVision on a Windows 7 Barebone computer a few months ago I noticed that every morning I returned to the display it contained the Windows 7 Login screen. I have to connect a keyboard to the computer, enter the password and the display would display the presentations again as normal. I have disabled the screen saver and unchecked the 'On resume, display logon screen' flag. I have also reconfigured the power setting including un-checking the 'Require a password on wakeup' flag.

What else do I need to do to sort out this problem?
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It sounds like you have an auto-reboot setup on your display, this is from the Rise Site and you can configure it from your Displays page (Click displays tab, then the display name, and head to the bottom, you can uncheck this, or move the time, I'd leave it enabled and proceed to the next step)

If this is the case and auto-reboot is enable, it's not your windows session returning from a screen saver, but from the computer restarting and needing you to login.

You can configure auto-login by opening up command prompt (Start menu, then search for cmd, and press enter) and typing "netplwiz". Uncheck the "Users must enter a username/password" radio button. Enter your password, and you're set. 

If this machine is connected to a domain/your sign has user interaction, you might want to consider installing Rise under a standard user account, and not under an admin account to insulate yourself. If that's the case you can create a standard user account, and then select that as the auto-login account.

Here's a link with pictures for the netplwiz component: with quick steps: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee872306.aspx

This one has some photos: http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2008/01/netplwiz-advanced-user-accounts-control.html

Post back if you have any questions or if this doesn't solve your problem.
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Thanks for answering this Mark!
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Thanks for the info. All works fine now

You are a star Mark.
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Happy to help, glad it's worked out!
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This is happening to me too, and I have done what you suggested above and it does not seem to make any difference.
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Dick,

Were you able to determine if they were being logged off during the day? Remember that netplwiz will only work when the machine restarts, not when it is logged out.
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No one else has the ability or knowledge to control these PCs.  They are in locked rooms, and there is no keyboard attached to access them anyway.  I get to them by using VNC and attaching.  
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In that case, you may want to visit the Power settings for the machine, and make sure that they are not set to go to a hibernation state at any time.

Another option to check may be this: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/windows-7-keeps-returning-to-ctr...