This article describes how you can enable the classic logon screen used by Windows XP Server that resembles the following example:
Log On to Windows
User name: _____________
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Use the classic logon screen
To temporarily use the classic logon screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice on the Welcome logon screen.
To configure Windows XP to use the classic logon and shutdown screens for every logon session, do the following:
1. Click Start , and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click User Accounts.
3. Click Change the way users log on or off.
4. Click to clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.
NOTE : If you disable the Welcome logon screen, you also disable the Fast User Switching option.
Require users to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before the classic logon is displayed
If you want to set up a requirement for a user to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before the classic logon is displayed, in the same manner as it behaves on Windows XP Server:
1. Click Start , click Run , type: regedit , and then click OK.
2. Select the Winlogon subkey at the following registry location:
3. Click Edit , click New , and then click DWORD value .
4. Change the value name to “DisableCAD” (without the quotes) and press ENTER.
5. Keep the data value set to 0 which is displayed as 0×00000000(0).
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