Ctrl-Alt-Del is Grayed Out


G

Guest

I have a Win2k computer that has the "Require Users to Press Ctrl-Alt-Del"
statement grayed out under the "Users/Passwords" area. Does anyone know how I
get this turned by on or at least turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del OFF so it isn't
required upon a login?

Thanks

Roy
 
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G

Guest

Are you using VNC

Ctrl-Alt-Del isn't getting through to the other computer
If you're running the VNC viewer under Windows, then the Ctrl-Alt-Del
keypress may be intercepted by the operating system, and so the viewer
program won't be able to detect it and pass it to a VNC Server. Go to the
viewer's system menu, which you can access by pressing the "f8" key,
left-clicking on the VNC icon at the top left of the viewer window, or
right-clicking on the viewer entry in the taskbar. In this menu, you will
find a "Send Ctrl-Alt-Del" option. Alternatively, You might find that
Shift-Ctrl-Alt-Del works. AltGr-Del often works as well.
 
G

Guest

It would appear that I haven't made myself clear and no, I'm not using VNC.
The problem is that when I go to the "Users/Password" area of the Control
Panel and click on Advanced, the sentence that reads "Require Users to Press
Ctrl-Alt-Del to Logon" - or words to that effect - is grayed out and I can't
find a way of turning it back on.

Bottom Line: I'm trying to turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del OFF when the computer is
booted so the user is given the logon screen without having to press
"ctrl-alt-del".

Roy
 
D

Dave Patrick

You may need to logon as local administrator to make the change.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
|I have a Win2k computer that has the "Require Users to Press Ctrl-Alt-Del"
| statement grayed out under the "Users/Passwords" area. Does anyone know
how I
| get this turned by on or at least turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del OFF so it isn't
| required upon a login?
|
| Thanks
|
| Roy
 
G

Guest

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the response. I thought of that, but the account I was using WAS
the administrator logon.

Roy
 
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G

Guest

Dave,

I can give this a try, but from the description it would appear that this
enables an automatic logon. What I'm trying to do is turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del
window off when the system is booted and just have the logon screen appear.

Roy
 
D

Dave Patrick

Then you can create a Reg_Dword named;
DisableCAD
at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
and set it's value to 1

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
|
| Dave,
|
| I can give this a try, but from the description it would appear that this
| enables an automatic logon. What I'm trying to do is turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del
| window off when the system is booted and just have the logon screen
appear.
|
| Roy
 
G

Guest

Dave,

I have to give everyone an "A" for effort, but that didn't work.
I have confirmed that the entry was made in the registry as you requested,
but after rebooting, I'm still offered the Ctrl-Alt-Del window and no way to
turn it off in the "users/passwords" area as that entry is grayed out.

Roy
 
G

Guest

I believe I have found the solution.

Start ->
Settings ->
Control Panel ->
Administrative Tools ->
Local Security Settings ->
Local Policies ->
Security Options ->
Disable CTRL+ALT+DEL requirement for logon ->
True

Roy

Roy said:
Dave,

I have to give everyone an "A" for effort, but that didn't work.
I have confirmed that the entry was made in the registry as you requested,
but after rebooting, I'm still offered the Ctrl-Alt-Del window and no way to
turn it off in the "users/passwords" area as that entry is grayed out.

Roy

Dave Patrick said:
Then you can create a Reg_Dword named;
DisableCAD
at
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
and set it's value to 1

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
|
| Dave,
|
| I can give this a try, but from the description it would appear that this
| enables an automatic logon. What I'm trying to do is turn the Ctrl-Alt-Del
| window off when the system is booted and just have the logon screen
appear.
|
| Roy
 
D

Dave Patrick

That policy should set the Reg_Dword DisableCAD

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
|I believe I have found the solution.
|
| Start ->
| Settings ->
| Control Panel ->
| Administrative Tools ->
| Local Security Settings ->
| Local Policies ->
| Security Options ->
| Disable CTRL+ALT+DEL requirement for logon ->
| True
|
| Roy
|
| "Roy" wrote:
|
| > Dave,
| >
| > I have to give everyone an "A" for effort, but that didn't work.
| > I have confirmed that the entry was made in the registry as you
requested,
| > but after rebooting, I'm still offered the Ctrl-Alt-Del window and no
way to
| > turn it off in the "users/passwords" area as that entry is grayed out.
| >
| > Roy
 
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G

Guest

I guess I shouldn't be surprise, but the policy entries I was looking for
were not there. I don't know at this point if I should bother adding them or
not, since it appears from Dave's statement that the Dword key in the
registry would be set as a result and doing so a day or so ago didn't work.

I don't know where else to look. It's not a big deal as the system works
just fine, I'd just like to turn this stupid thing off. Perhaps it's becoming
a case of me against the system :)

Roy
 
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This worked for me. I modified Dave's idea as I already had the DisableCAD enrty in the registry. I "remarked it out" (add REM to the Value Name REMDisableCAD), or it can safely be deleted. My "Require Users to Press Ctrl-Alt-Del" is no longer greyed out.
 

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