Windows 7: How to Disable Ctrl + Alt + Del on Logon Screen

We just got an Asus Eee Slate EP121. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium edition. Since it was going to be used in an Enterprise environment, I wiped the hard drive clean and installed the Enterprise edition of Windows 7. When the tablet booted up the first time, I noticed a problem. The machine required me to press Ctrl+Alt+Del to log on. I had to connect a USB keyboard and use that to log on. Fortunately, the Eee Slate comes with a wireless keyboard, so it will not be a problem if you have the keyboard paired and ready to use. However, it can be a problem if you are out in the field without either a wired or wireless keyboard handy.

There is a way to disable the pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del requirement, through the Local Security Policy. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the Windows logo.
  2. Enter secpol.msc and press Enter.
  3. Local Security Policy shows up. Expand Local Policies and then Security Options.
  4. Scroll down on the pane and double click on Interactive logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT + DEL.
  5. Click on Enabled and click on OK.
  6. Reboot the computer. You do not have to press Ctrl + Alt + Del on the log on screen any more. 

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