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One can use CTRL +ALT + DELETE keys to log on to a computer before users log on ensures that users are communicating by means of a trusted path when entering their passwords.
Requiring CTRL +ALT +DEL before users log on ensures that users are communicating by means of a trusted path when entering their passwords. If this policy is disabled, any user is required to press CTRL +ALT +DEL before logging on to Windows (unless they are using a smart card for Windows logon).On the other hand if this policy is enabled a user is not required to press CTRL +ALT +DEL to log on, but this leaves users susceptible to attacks.
1.Click Start button and then click the Run menu. 2.In the Run menu, type-control userpasswords2 and click OK or, press the Enter key. 3.Click the Advanced tab. 4.Put a tick mark against the box with a dialog Require users to press Ctrl + Alt +Delete under Secure logon. 5.Click OK or, Apply. 6 Restart computer.
One can also try by turning off using the Welcome Screen [ Uncheck the box against the dialog Use the Welcome Screen. To do so open Control Panel, click User Accounts>Change the way users log on or off under Pick a task. This will lead to use a classic log on prompt which requires users to type a user account name.
More information is described in the following KB Article ( KB 308226)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002