Require user to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to unlock workstation


Series – Windows 10 Customization

Sometimes you may want your users to press CTRL ALT + DEL to unlock the workstation. In this post I will show you how I achieved this by using Group Policy.


1. Open Group Policy Management Console.
2. Create a new Group Policy Object or edit an existing policy.
3. Edit the Policy & navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
4. Here you need to set the policy setting Interactive Logon: Do not require CTRL + ALT+DEL to Disabled

5. Ensure the GPO is linked to an OU which contains your workstations & restart or run a GPUpdate/force on the device. Your users will now be forced to press CTRL+ALT+DEL to unlock the device each time it boots up or if they lock it/log off.