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After Login Resulting in the blank desktop Windows 2008 R2

Connected from Different Computer –


Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon
Date:          10/24/2016 11:51:49 AM
Event ID:      4006
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
The Windows logon process has failed to spawn a user application. Application name: taskmgr.exe. Command line parameters: taskmgr.exe /3 .

Got below Event.

Solution –

Safe Mode Works.

Solution 1 –  (didn’t work for me)

Tried Re-adding Below Accounts

  • Interactive account
  • Authenticated Users


This may occur when the membership of the local Users group is changed from the default settings. By default, the local Users group should contain the Interactive account and the Authenticated Users group.
By default, User Account Control (UAC) is enabled. At logon, the standard user access token is built, and if the Users group is missing the default members, the user will be unable to interact with the desktop, resulting in the blank desktop being displayed.

Solution 2 – (Worked for me)

Connected to Registry from Different Machine.

Logged in to Safe mode. Run on Powershell

Set-ItemProperty -Path registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system -Name EnableLUA -Value 0

or you can connect via remote registry and modify the registry as well.

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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