Windows 10 1709 Lock Screen Not Working?

Posted: October 23, 2017 in Lock Screen, Windows 10

I’ve just downloaded the latest Windows 1709 Enterprise media and have run through some test deployments. However I noticed straight away that our company lock screen image wasn’t being set. Instead I was just seeing a plain blue background at the login prompt. Also when I logged in and locked the workstation I was seeing the default Microsoft image. Checking the Lock Screen settings in the settings app didn’t really help much either.

 

The solution for me was to change the following registry setting:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

“DisableLogonBackgroundImage” with a DWORD value of “0”

This was previously set when we started deploying Windows 10 1507 to turn off the default Microsoft Hero Wallpaper at the login prompt.

It would appear that having this value set to 1 disables the Lock Screen wallpaper in Windows 10 1709 entirely.

Cheers

Damon

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Comments
  1. Great find! I was having this issue, of which this fixed. Thank you!

  2. mcnaugha says:

    Thanks Damon. Looks like this solves the mystery for me.

  3. Dharper says:

    Awesome Job! Saved me a ton of hassle fighting this. I was just cursing MS for breaking this again but looks like they actually fixed it?? Anyway thank you for the article!

  4. Thank you for this article…saved me a lot of time and frustration! I was just cursing MS for breaking this in yet another way..looks like the actually fixed it??!

  5. dafino says:

    Thanks very much, was banging my head against my desk until I found this writeup.

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