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I have three Xp pc's here on my desk.

Two of them, when you do ctrl-alt-del, bring up the classic NT4/2K style "Lock computer/Logout/Change PW/etc" box.

But one goes right to the task manager.

This one also does not give me a proper domain-style login box when I log out.  

This one also doesn't give me the option anywhere to change the password, even the computer managment doesn't have any "Change password" option.

The user I'm logged on as is in the admin group, I can see this when I check the group itself.

Mainly, I want the ctrl-alt-del thing.  I'm sure there's a simple setting somewhere that I'm just not seeing.

Thanks.
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Question by:EDStech
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by:CrazyOne
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Try this

Start > Run gpedit.msc

Computer Configuratiion > Windows Setting > Security Settings > Local Policies > Secruity Options

Look to see if "Disable CTRT+ALT+DEL..." has been set.


There are several other policies in the section that may also help your situation.


The Crazy One
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by:CrazyOne
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Also

User Configuratiion > Administrative Templates > System > Logon/Logoff

Look to see if "Disable Change Password..." has been set.
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by:EDStech
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The C-A-D option seems to only effect the login behavior, but I set it to disabled (I want C-A-D, of course) and am rebooting now to see if it made any effect.

The important thing, however, is the C-A-D to lock the workstation and all that... I'd be surprised if this has any effect, but we can hope.

Anyhow, no effect... it still boots up to the "To begin, click your user name..." thing, not a NT4 style login.  :(

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by:stevenlewis
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are all three XP Pro?
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by:EDStech
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Yeah, XP pro corporate...

One might think that it's because two of them have logged onto a NT domain, but one would be wrong.. only the laptop has ever seen a NT domain, both of the desktops were installed here at home and never saw a domain.
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GUEEN earned 100 total points
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Go to start |  run  and type  regedit
go to this key in the registry -

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

You should have a key titled    DisableCAD
it would be set to 1 to disable ctrl-alt-del
set this to 0 (to enable ctrl-alt-del) and reboot your computer
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by:GUEEN
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an easier method might be:
go to start | run  and type
control userpasswords2
then click on the advanced tab and checkmark 'require users to press ctrl-alt-del'
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by:CrazyOne
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Ah Bev just gave me an idea. Not sure if it is the same on XP as it is on my Win2000 machine but Control > Panel > Users and Passwords and do as Bev outlined after clicking on the advanced tab.
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by:CrazyOne
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Bev I found that typing control userpasswords2 doesn't do anything. However if I drop the 2 and then run control userpasswords instead it works. Does this do the same for you?
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by:GUEEN
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yeah in xp it is called 'user accounts' and you can pull it up via control userpasswords. You can uncheck 'use the welcome screen' from here -
In control userpasswords2 you can click on the advanced button and 'require users to press ctrl-alt-del'
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by:CrazyOne
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Thanks Bev. It is interesting some of the small changes that were made from Win2000 to XP. Thanks for explaining. :>)
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by:EDStech
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This would seem to have done it... sorry for taking so long to get back to this Q, frankly I got busy with other stuff and just forgot.  :)

Thanks all.
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