How to Disable the "Logon Using Dial-Up Networking" Option

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This article explains how to disable the Logon Using Dial-Up Networking checkbox at the logon prompt on your Windows NT computer. This option normally is available on the logon dialog box and permits you to dial into your logon server to authenticate your user account.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. To configure this option so that it is not available, use the following steps to edit the registry:
  1. Start Registry Editor, and then click the following subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion \Winlogon
  2. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then type the following information:
    Value Name: RASDisable
    Data Type: REG_SZ
    Value: 0 or 1
If you are running Windows NT, update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

Note: After you add this value, the Logon Using Dial-up Networking check box is not available.

Article ID: 184831 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 22:58:44 - Revision: 3.1

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