Disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon on Windows Server

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon on Windows Server.

This combination is called a Secure attention key. The Windows kernel is “wired” to notify Winlogon and nobody else about this combination. In this way, when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, you can be sure that you’re typing your password in the real login form and not some other fake process trying to steal your password. For example, an application that looks exactly like the windows login.

However, if you’re tired of pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del every time you turn on the computer, there are some options to disable the secure login.

One of the ways to disable Secure Logon is to use Group policy, and another way is to use Windows Registry.

In this guide, we will show you both ways.

How To Disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon on Windows Server

To complete this guide, log in to your Windows Server and follow the steps below.

Disable Secure Logon through Group Policy

In this way, you must press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box.

Then, you need to type secpol.msc and press Enter to open the Local Security Policy Editor.

open secpol.msc on Windows Server to Disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon

From your Local Security Policy window, you need to navigate to the Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options.

Then, find the Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL and double click on it.

Local Security Policy

At this point, select and set the radio button to Enabled. And save the policy change by clicking Ok.

Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL

That’s it. Let’s see how another way works!

Disable Secure Logon through Windows Registry

To disable the Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon through the Windows Registry, follow the steps below.

First, press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box.

Then, type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

regedit

 

In the left pane of Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

When you are navigated to the above path, you will see a DWORD (32-bit) entry named DisableCAD in the right pane.

DisableCAD

Now double-click it and change its value from 0 to 1. And press Ok.

disable the Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon through the Windows Registry

 

Close Registry Editor and you’re done!

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Disable Ctrl+Alt+Delete logon on Windows Server through the Gropu Policy and Windows Registry.

Hope you enjoy it.

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