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CTRL+ALT+DEL - Require to Press to Approve UAC Elevation

How to Require Users to Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Elevation
Published by Brink
04 May 2011
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How to Require Users to Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Elevation

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This will show you how to require users to have to press Control+ALT+Delete to approve or enter the administrator's password on the Secure Desktop screen for a UAC prompt to elevate a running application in Vista and Windows 7.

If enabled, this helps to prevent a Trojan horse or other types of malicious code from stealing the userís Windows credentials.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Default UAC prompt
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EXAMPLE: Having to Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Prompt
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Require Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Prompts
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Require_CTRL+ALT+DEL_for_UAC_Elevation.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Not Require Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Prompts
NOTE: This is the default setting
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Not_Require_CTRL+ALT+DEL_for_UAC_Elevation.reg

download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes (Windows 7) or Continue (Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Credential User Interface. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Require trusted path for credential entry and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Not Require Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Prompts
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Require Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to Approve UAC Prompts
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn





03 Sep 2013   #1
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I don't see why anyone would want to do this. But it's cool you can. I guess if your desperate for max security....

Can you imagine having this turned on?
That would drive me crazy!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Especially while setting up a new installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

That would be painful.....

Thanks for the tutorial though
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