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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Enable Secure Log On in Windows 7




How to Enable or Disable Secure Log On CTRL+ALT+DELETE in Windows 7

Information
This will show you how to enable or disable having to press CTRL+ALT+DELETE before logging on to Windows 7 right before the log on screen.




Note
Using secure logon provides an additional layer of security for your computer by ensuring that the authentic Windows logon screen appears. When secure logon is enabled, no other program (such as a virus or spyware) can intercept your user name and password as you enter it.

EXAMPLE:
Secured Log On CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen

NOTE:
If you have a tablet connected your computer with it's drivers installed, then you may see Press CTRL + Alt + Delete or use the Windows Security Button to log on instead.



OPTION ONE

Through Advanced User Accounts

1. Open the Start Menu.

2. In the search line, type netplwiz and press Enter. (See screenshot below)



3. Click on the Advanced tab. (See screenshot below)



4. To Enable Secure Log On

A) Check the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete box. (See screenshot above)

B) Go to step 6.

5. To Disable Secure Log On

A) Uncheck the Requires users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete box. (See screenshot below step 3)

6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)





OPTION TWO

Manually Through Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter. (see screenshot below)



2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshots below)

Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon



4. In the right pane, right click on DisableCAD and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)

5. To Enable Secure Log On

A) Type 0 (number zero), and click on OK. (see screeshot below)



B) Go to step 7.

6. To Disable Secure Log On

A) Type 1, and click on OK. (see screeshot above)

7. Close regedit.


OPTION THREE

Through Local Security Policy

1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.

2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies, and click on Security Options. (see screenshot below)



3. In the right pane, right click on Interactive Logon: Do not required CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on Properties. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Secure Log On

A) Select (dot) Disabled, and click on OK. (see screeshot below)



B) Go to step 6.

5. To Disable Secure Log On

A) Select (dot) Enabled, and click on OK. (see screeshot above)

6. Close the Local Security Policy window.


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