CTRL-ALT-DEL Login in Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Hi, all

    Installing Vista for the first time today to play with it. The default
    Name+Icon login is something I'd like to get rid of. I've already followed
    the online help suggestion of going into the User Accounts and forcing
    CTRL-ALT-DEL to log in. Unfortunately, all this does is make me hit the
    three-finger salute to get to the same @#$%! name+icon login--which is making
    it difficult (heck, right now, impossible) for me to set up stuff that I want
    to do.

    Does Vista simply not support a CTRL-ALT-DEL login where you have to
    manually enter your login name and password? Or is it well-hidden? Anyone
    have any suggestions? (Short form: Don't like or need the name+icon login.
    Want to ditch it.)


    Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents, Nov 25, 2006
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  2. Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents

    Cullen Dudas Guest

    Well, I *think* that to use the ctrl+alt+del you need to be part of a
    domain, I will do some looking and try to get back to you
    -Cullen Dudas

    "Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents"
    Cullen Dudas, Nov 25, 2006
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  3. Do you have an Administrator account?
    All user accounts should show up on the login screen.
    Are you trying to access the built-in Administrator account?
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Nov 25, 2006
  4. Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents

    Josh Guest

    There is a group policy for setting the logon to the classic logon style
    Josh, Nov 26, 2006
  5. Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents

    Jimmy Brush Guest


    This is supported, you will need to change 2 security settings:

    - Click Start
    - Click Control Panel
    - Click System and Maintenance
    - Click Administrative Tools
    - Double-Click Local Security Policy
    - In the left pane, click the triangle next to Local Policy
    - In the left pane, click Security Options
    - In the right pane, double-click "Interactive logon: Do not display last
    user name"
    - Click Enabled and then OK
    - In the right pane, double-click "Interactive logon: Do not require
    - Click Disabled and then OK
    Jimmy Brush, Nov 26, 2006
  6. Hamsterlord, Ruler of Rodents

    srodgers Guest

    In the run box type control userpasswords2 and on the advanced tab is
    an option to require use of CTRL-ALT-DEL. This is same old hidden
    conrtol user account app as XP.
    srodgers, Nov 28, 2006
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