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Custom Logon (Industry 8)


Learn how to configure Custom Logon on your Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) device.

You can use Custom Logon in Windows Embedded 8 Industry (Industry 8) to suppress Windows 8 UI elements relating to the system sign-in and shutdown screens. Custom Logon modifies the behavior of Winlogon to enable suppression of the UI elements.

You can configure the following options for Custom Logon:

  • Enable or disable the Power button UI on the sign-in screen.
  • Enable or disable the Input Method Selection UI on the sign-in screen.
  • Enable or disable the Ease of Access button UI on the sign-in screen.
  • Enable or disable status messages and progress indicators on the sign-in screen.
  • Enable or disable the lock screen when no session is active.
  • Enable or disable the Blocked Shutdown Resolver (BSDR) screen.
  • Enable or disable sign-in screen transition animations.
  • Hide or show the sign-in screen when automatic sign-in is enabled.

See Custom Logonfor more information about Custom Logon settings.

You can use a custom credential provider to provide a custom sign-in experience for your device. Custom Logon does not modify the credential behavior of Winlogon, so you can use any credential provider that is compatible with Windows 8.

When the BSDR screen is disabled, restarting or shutting down the system causes the OS to immediately force close any open applications that are blocking system shut down. No UI is displayed, and users are not given a chance to cancel the shutdown process. This can result in lost data if any open applications have unsaved data.

By default, Custom Logon launches directly into the shell without displaying the sign-in UI when automatic sign-in is enabled. You can disable this option to mirror a Windows 8 experience, which briefly shows the sign-in UI before switching to the shell.

This section highlights some common issues that you may encounter when using Custom Logon.

Password Request When Resuming


When automatic sign-in is enabled, the device asks for a password when resuming from sleep or hibernate.

Possible solution:

This can occur when your device is configured to require a password when waking up from a sleep state.

If you have write filters enabled on your device, you must disable them before making these changes in order to save the changes.

  1. In Control Panel, select Power Options.

  2. In the Power Options category, click Require a password on wakeup.

  3. On the Define power buttons and turn on password protection page, under Password protection on wakeup, select Don’t require a password.

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