I have used the combination of user accounts on my Surface Pro 4 tablet running build v1709. After I install the Windows 10 1803 (April) update, the local user account profile is missing on the login screen. I click on an “other user” option, it requires the associated Email address or phone number. I have to login as my Microsoft account to my desktop. I go to create a new local username in Settings app, but it still lost and I could not access any related things. Any way to resolve it?
How to fix Local User Accounts profile missing on login screen after Windows 10 1803 update
* From the login screen, tap or click on the Other user option.
* Type the combination of “
.\” syntax and your-User-Name on the User text field area, and then the correct password. The “
.\” is used for the local domain. For example, I use test1 as the local account, so I type
./test1 and password to login every time and it runs successfully.
* First boot into the Safe Mode with Command prompt mode on your device, and use net user command to create an administrator account.
* Use the new account to login system.
* Type CMD in Start menu, right click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator option.
* Input the netplwiz command and press Enter.
* Select your account and click on the Properties button. Check out if it is under other group like HomeUsers group. Then change it to administrator group and click OK to save that.
* Make a rebooting with Windows 10 and then all accounts should be listing there.
In a domain environment, the missing local admin profile issue also happens on some machines.
I connect my computer to a AD domain, and the log in screen doesn’t show up the local profiles after It seems that the v1803 update has disabled the local admin account by default. To get rid of that, you could remove the PC from the domain or update the ADMX files for certain GPOs to work.