Ctrl Alt Delete checkbox is grayed out
Some users asked me how to remove the requirement for users to press Ctrl Alt Delete on the logon screen if this setting is greyed out.
When you try to clear the ‘Require users to press Ctrl Alt Delete‘ checkbox in the Advanced tab of User Accounts window, you’re unable to because this setting is greyed out as seen in the picture below.
Login as an Administrator or with a user that has Administrative rights.
Click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy
In the left pane browse to Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options
In the right pane change the value for, “Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT + DEL” from Disabled to Enabled
Restart the computer.
That does not fix the issue of that Avanced option in User Accounts from being grayed out.
It does not fix the grayed out part, but this will allow you to enable this setting trough local policy although this button is grayed out in User Account properties.
Local Security Policy require Proffesional or Ultimate. Is there another way to disable the ctrl alt del login, than to use secpol.msc? I’m running Home Premium and here it’s both grayed out and a missing secpol.msc.
I figured out a way: open run and type in regedit. Search for DisableCAD. Change the value from 0 to 1. Reboot.
This did the trick. I really appreciate it!
Thanks. As mentioned, it unchecks but doesn’t ungray out the setting (Win 7).
The wording in the security policy is goofy. Enable the policy setting to disable the requirement?
This option is still not un grayed in the advanced tab