Disable Ctrl+Alt+Del at Logon

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by znasmarka, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. znasmarka

    znasmarka MDL Novice

    Jun 27, 2014
    -----* Disable Ctrl+Alt+Del at Logon *-----
    To disable the Ctrl+Alt+Del prompt at the logon screen, we will disable this security feature in the Local Security Policies.

    *1. Open the Start screen and click the Administrative Tools icon.

    *2. In Administrative Tools folder, double click the Local Security Policy icon, expand Local Policies and click Security Options. In the right pane search and open Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL+ALT+DEL and choose Enabled. Save the policy change by clicking OK.

    Greetings from Croatian :welcomeani:

  2. programb

    programb MDL Novice

    Apr 30, 2015
    #2 programb, Jun 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015

    And so it must be said:
    "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."

    We ought not be using server GUI mode anyway, sir. Check it out:

    Why Is Server Core Useful?

    • Greater stability. Because a Server Core installation has fewer running processes and services than a Full installation, the overall stability of Server Core is greater. Fewer things can go wrong, and fewer settings can be configured incorrectly [via your suggestion].
    • Simplified management. Because there are fewer things to manage on a Server Core installation, it's easier to configure and support a Server Core installation than a Full one—once you get the hang of it.
    • Reduced maintenance. Because Server Core has fewer binaries than a Full installation, there's less to maintain. For example, fewer hot fixes and security updates need to be applied to a Server Core installation. Microsoft analyzed the binaries included in Server Core and the patches released for Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003 and found that if a Server Core installation option had been available for Windows Server 2000, approximately 60 percent of the patches required would have been eliminated, while for Windows Server 2003, about 40 percent of them would have.
    • Reduced memory and disk requirements. A Server Core installation on x86 architecture, with no roles or optional components installed and running at idle, has a memory footprint of about 180 megabytes (MB), compared to about 310 MB for a similarly equipped Full installation of the same edition. Disk space needs differ even more—a base Server Core installation needs only about 1.6 gigabytes (GB) of disk space compared to 7.6 GB for an equivalent Full installation. Of course, that doesn't account for the paging files and disk space needed to archive old versions of binaries when software updates are applied. See Chapter 2 for more information concerning the hardware requirements for installing Server Core.
    • Reduced attack surface. Because Server Core has fewer system services running on it than a Full installation does, there's less attack surface (that is, fewer possible vectors for malicious attacks on the server). This means that a Server Core installation is more secure than a similarly configured Full installation.

    :welcomeani: from the US.