Remove (Disable) your login password (Sign-in Screen) from Windows |And Re-Activate Sign-in Screen

Embarking on this act is not a good idea as your PC can be compromised. You can only do this if you are the only user of your PC and that you have restricted access to your PC.

Note: That being said, it is recommended you protect your PC with a Password, PIN or biometric authentication. Kindly follow the steps below in order to perform this task.

  1. In the Windows search icon, type “RUN” and click on enter as shown below or
  2. Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch the run Window.

In the RUN dialogue window, type netplwiz as shown below and click on ok or enter on your keyboard

This will open the User Accounts window as shown below. Uncheck Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.

This will prompt you to enter your password as shown below. This will ensure the user does not enter Password when accessing the PC and press enter.

Note: When next you reboot you will no longer need to type in your password.

Here is the second step below.

  1. Press the Windows Key + R on your keyboard to launch the run Window.
  2. Type control userpasswords2 then click on ok.

This will launch the User Account Window as shown above.

Now switch to the Users tab. Uncheck the option “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”.

– Click on Apply. Now in the automatically sign-in window type your password and confirm it.
– Click on OK and that’s it.
– Next, whenever you open windows, you will be automatically signed in.

Now you can restart your PC and the login screen will not be displayed.

Note: Do this only if you have restricted to the area where your PC is located.

Follow the same steps to activate the sign-in screen again 🙂

Adding and Removing Multiple Virtual Desktops in Windows 10 | Multitasking

Microsoft enables adding and the removal of virtual desktops. This is a built-in feature and this makes the organisation of Apps effortless to those of us that keep a lot of Apps on their computer. Here are the steps below to implement this.

Click on the task view on the taskbar
Click on + New desktops

In the Task View pane, click New desktop to add a virtual desktop as shown below.

Note: You can create multiple virtual desktops by on the + New Desktop sign as shown below. Windows enables the creation of a numerous multiple desktops.

To delete virtual desktop, simply locate the desktop you would like to delete and hover over it. Use the X at the top of each virtual desktop to delete it as shown below.

To use any of the virtual desktops, click on one of them, open any desired application.
Note: The backgrounds of all desktop will remain unchanged. If you have items on your desktop, this will propagate to all other desktops. The difference will be the application opened in each virtual desktop. This application alone will stay open in the virtual desktop regardless. In the example below. The application opened in Desktop 3, will only be available in desktop 3.

Note: When a  close a virtual desktop, any app you Running on it will be moved to the other that is not closed

Shortcuts in using virtual desktops

- Using windows + tab to switch between desktop 
- use Alt + tab to switch between the apps in the virtual desktops
- Launch Task View --= Win + Tab
- Create a new virtual desktop. Press Win + Ctrl + D
- Close a current desktop. Press Win + Ctrl + F4
- Shift between desktops. Press Win + Ctrl + Left arrow, or Win + Ctrl + Right arrow.

Multitasking

These are the two settings that apply to virtual desktops in Windows.
To access this Window, follow the steps below.
– Click on Systems or Press Windows key + I to open Settings up.
– Select Multitasking,
– And scroll down to Virtual desktops.

Depending on your preference, adjust the settings accordingly.

PowerShell Remoting | Windows Management Instrumentation

As defined by Microsoft: Windows PowerShell remoting lets you run any Windows PowerShell command on one or more remote computers. You can establish persistent connections, start interactive sessions, and run scripts on remote computers. PowerShell remoting is similar to SSH used in accessing remote computers.

PowerShell Remoting uses the Windows Management Instrumentation (protocol) – WMI is a set of specifications from Microsoft for consolidating the management of devices and applications in a network from Windows systems. WMI provides information about the status of local or remote computer systems to users.

Note: PowerShell is disabled by default, so you will have to enable PowerShell Remoting before it can be used.

This is the Commandline tool needed to have the WMI enabled, But in my lab, it was already running as displayed. Simply enter

  • winrm quickconfig

Since this is already enabled and running as stated, we will proceed to access computers remotely.

If you wish to enable PowerShell Remoting via Powershell cmdlet, simply run the command below.

  • Enable-PSRemoting -Force

As you can see, the WinRM service is already running. The next step would be to access our computers remotely.

Note: in order to achieve success in setting up PowerShell Remoting in your domain depends on how your network is provisioned. Most-times, this service can be disabled via GPO. You will need an Administrative privilege in order to administer PowerShell Remoting.

Now that we have successfully connected to a computer on our network as shown above.
– Lets us now perform certain operations to get the computer system and security logs. Kindly see the image below for these steps.

Note: You can also connect to multiple computers at the same time and this requires using the PowerShell invoke cmdlet as shown below

Invoke-Command -ComputerName COMPUTER -ScriptBlock { COMMAND } -credential USERNAME

Cmdlet explanation: “computer” here represents the remote PC name or IP Address. “Command” here is the command you intend to run. “USERNAME” is the username you want to run the command as on the remote computer. This should have the needed Administrative privileges.

Note: You’ll be prompted to enter the desired password for the username

Further Tips: Needed to have a mastery of this service.
– Restart-Service WinRM
– Test-WsMan COMPUTER (This is needed to test if the WinRM service is running on the remote computer). If this executes successfully, then everything is alright.