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Disable the Auto Logon Shift Override Feature (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

When using the automatic login feature it is possible for a user to hold the Shift key to bypass the login sequence and enter a username and password. This feature disables the ability to override the function.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "IgnoreShiftOverride" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: IgnoreShiftOverride
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (1 = Ignore Shift)

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Last modified: March 25, 2002