Windows XP Professional Logon Screen
Windows XP Professional Edition is
the replacement for Windows NT4 and Windows 2000,
and offers therefore the same level of User Management and security as Windows
Windows2000, which starts with the need to identify yourself , to
"Logon" (unless you are defined
as the ONLY user on the system and have NOT defined a password )
If you are working in an office environment , also working with
NT4 and Windows2000 systems,
where you like to have similar logon windows (or if you do not like the new "colorful"
you can change this in the Control-Panel : "User
Change the way users log
on or off :
By default, the Logon via the "Welcome Screen" with
"Fast User Switching" is activated.
||To activate the "old style"
"Use the Welcome Screen", which also
"Fast User Switching"
||When you now make "Log Off"
and/or select in
the "Shut Down Window" to "Log off" :
or on starting up your system, you will get immediately the Logon
but the "Cancel" button is deactivated, and you did not
have to make the " CRTL+ALT+DEL".
To activate the
use of " CRTL+ALT+DEL", select in the Control-panel :
"Administrative Tools" :
Select "Local Security Policy"
Left plane : Security Settings / Security Options :
Right plane : "Interactive logon : do not require
CRTL+ALT+DEL" is "Not defined"
||Double-click the item to edit it:
Read this carefully : The item is called :
"Do NOT require
so you need to Disable it
When now restarting
the system or making a log-off, you get "Welcome to Windows
where you need to press AT THE SAME TIME the 3 keys Ctrl , Alt
and Delete to get
the "Log On to Windows" :
When pressing now the ESC key or on "Cancel", you will
NOT get into the system (as on
Windows95/98/ME), but you go back to the Welcome screen.
If you do not like this "old" style Logon, you can
switch in "User Accounts"
back to use
the new style Logon.