Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10
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    11 Sep 2021
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    How to Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10


    It's important to keep your PC as secure as possible. One way to do this is to enable secure sign-in, which requires users to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on the lock screen before signing in. This guarantees that the authentic Windows sign-in screen appears, protecting the system from programs that mimic a sign-in to retrieve password information.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable secure sign-in to require users to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete on the lock screen before signing in to Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable secure sign-in.

    If you enable secure sign-in, the default lock screen will show at startup, and the slide show (if turned on) will no longer play for all users.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in in netplwiz
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in in Local Security Policy
    • Option Three: To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Lock screen with Ctrl+Alt+Delete secure sign-in enabled
    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10-ctrl-alt-delete_lock_screen.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in in netplwiz


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, type netplwiz into Run, and click/tap on OK.

    2 Click/tap on the Advanced tab, and check (on) or uncheck (off) the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete box under Secure sign-in for what you want set, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    If the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete setting is grayed out, then it means that Option Three below is set overriding it.

    You can use Option Two below to ungray the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete setting.

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10-secure_sign-.png







    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in in Local Security Policy


    This option is not available in the Windows 10 Home edition since Local Security Policy is not included.

    Windows 10 Home PCs can use Option One or Option Three instead.

    Using Option Three below to disable will reset this security policy back to Not Defined.


    1 Open the Local Security Policy editor.

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

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10-secure_sign_in_secpol-1.png

    3 In the right pane of Security Options, double click/tap on Interactive Logon: Do not required CTRL+ALT+DEL to open it's properties. (see screenshot above)

    4 Select (dot) Enabled (off) or Disabled (on) for what you want set, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10-secure_sign_in_secpol-2.png

    5 You can now close Local Security Policy if you like.






    OPTION THREE

    To Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

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

    DisableCAD DWORD

    0 = Enable
    1 = Disable

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    "DisableCAD"=-

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "DisableCAD"=-

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "DisableCAD"=-


    1 Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Secure Sign-in

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_lock_screen_Ctrl+Alt+Del_Secure_sign-in_for_all_users.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Secure Sign-in

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_lock_screen_Ctrl+Alt+Del_Secure_sign-in_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink





  1. Posts : 20
    Win 10 Enterprise
       #1

    Hi,

    Does anyone knows how to disable "use the Windows Security button" message?

    From what I understand this is specifically designed for tablets with no physical keyboard. I enabled secure Sign-In for a laptop that has no such button, but is equipped with a touchscreen - I suspect this message appears because of the touchscreen?

    Thank you!

    Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10-snag-0047.png
      My Computer


 

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