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Windows Server 2022 must disable automatically signing in the last interactive user after a system-initiated restart.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-254376 WN22-CC-000450 SV-254376r848944_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 2022 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2022-08-25


Check Text ( C-57861r848942_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-57812r848943_fix)
Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> Windows Components >> Windows Logon Options >> Sign-in and lock last interactive user automatically after a restart to "Disabled".