Disabling Windows Server 2003 Ctrl-ALT-DEL Logon Prompt


Here you will find information how to bypass the Ctrl-ALT-DEL Logon Prompt for a Windows 2003 Server.


This security setting determines whether pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL is required before a user can log on. If this policy is enabled on a computer, a user is not required to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to log on. Not having to press CTRL+ALT+DEL leaves users susceptible to attacks that attempt to intercept the users' passwords. Requiring CTRL+ALT+DEL before users log on ensures that users are communicating by means of a trusted path when entering their passwords.


Note: If this policy is disabled, any user is required to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before logging on to Windows.


To disable (Enable) the policies follow the steps below:


1. From the Run line or from a command prompt enter GpEdit.Msc and press enter.


2. At the Group Policy Object Editor user interface navigate to the following:


Computer Configuration

Windows Settings

Security Settings

Local Policies

Security options


3. Double click on the policy for “Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL”


4. Set the property to “Enabled” and then select “OK” and close the Group Policy Object Editor dialog box




Published Sunday, April 20, 2008 7:17 AM by dhite
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