I have the following script for auto login:
net start w32time
%SystemRoot%\system32\w32tm /config /update /manualpeerlist:hawaiicounty.gov /syncfromflags:manual

c:\windows\w2d\ksleep 10
reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v AutoAdminLogon /d 1  /f
reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v AutoLogonCount /t REG_DWORD /d 10  /f
reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultDomainName /d domain  /f
reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultUserName /d username  /f
reg.exe add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon" /v DefaultPassWord /d password /f

This is my gpupdate /force bat file:
gpupdate /force /logoff
wuauclt /a /Detectnow
wuauclt /r

For my post-install tasks, I enable local admin, enable auto login, join domain, activate windows and gpupdate.  However, after logging off, the computer is stuck at the ctrl-alt-delete screen and doesn't auto login with the credentials in my gpupdate post install task.

Anyone know why?  Thanks!

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Is it not rebooting with your gpupdate batch script?  If that is when it happens check the "reboot required" for that batch task. 
Answered 09/23/2015 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I checked the "reboot required" for the gpupdate bat task and now it's in a loop. It keeps running gpupdate and stops at the ctrl-alt-del screen.
    • remove the /logoff
      • the check box will take care of restarting after all 3 commands are launched. Using /boot or /logoff switches then ceases the batch running. Let Kace handle the restart in any task you create instead of using restart switches.
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Thanks for all the responses!  The answer that worked for me was SMal.tmcc's where I remove all the switches, with the exception of /force and check the restart in the task.
Answered 09/29/2015 by: lnovak
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Try changing it to  /boot

example: gpupdate /force /boot This tells the computer to restart the computer instead of just logging off.
Answered 09/24/2015 by: liam.creaser
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Unless you specify ForceAutoLogin in the registry the computer will only automatically login after a restart, so you need to restart after the gpupdate command.
Answered 09/24/2015 by: chucksteel
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