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Windows Server 2019 must disable automatically signing in the last interactive user after a system-initiated restart.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-205925 WN19-CC-000450 SV-205925r569188_rule Medium
Windows can be configured to automatically sign the user back in after a Windows Update restart. Some protections are in place to help ensure this is done in a secure fashion; however, disabling this will prevent the caching of credentials for this purpose and also ensure the user is aware of the restart.
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-03-01


Check Text ( C-6190r356137_chk )
Verify the registry value below. If it does not exist or is not configured as specified, this is a finding.

Registry Path: \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\

Value Name: DisableAutomaticRestartSignOn

Value Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0x00000001 (1)
Fix Text (F-6190r356138_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Logon Options >> "Sign-in last interactive user automatically after a system-initiated restart" to "Disabled".