Don’t forget to have CTRL+ALT+DELETE to log to your computer. It’s another layer of security to protect your computer.
The following is from Microsoft support page:
For Windows XP, follow these steps:
- Log on to the computer as an administrator.
- Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
- Click Change the way users log on or off.
- Click to select the Use the Welcome screen check box if you want to disable the CTRL+ALT+DELETE sequence.
- Click Start, click Run, type Control Userpasswords2, and then press ENTER.
Note You may receive the following dialog box:
You must be a member of the Administrators group on this computer to open User Accounts. You are logged on as user name, and this account is not a member of the Administrators group.
In this condition, you are required to type the user name and password when the system prompts the dialog box to type the user name and password of the administrator of the computer.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- In the Secure logon section, click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box if you want to disable the sequence.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type Control Userpasswords2, in the Search box and then press ENTER.
Note You are required to type the user name and password when the system prompts the dialog box to type the user name and password of the administrator of the computer.
- Click the Advanced tab.
- In the Secure logon section, click to clear the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box if you want to disable the CTRL+ALT+DELETE sequence.
Note If the Advanced tab is not available, click Start, click Run, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
The Advanced tab is not available under certain conditions. For example, if you are a restricted user, the Advanced tab is not available. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to manage stored user names and passwords on a computer in a domain in Windows XP
Additional information for Windows 8:
Enable/Disable “Secure Sign-in” in Advanced User Accounts
From the Start screen, start typing netplwiz
and press Enter when finished.
NOTE: You could also press Windows+R to open the Run dialog, type netplwiz, and click on OK
If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes
3. Do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do.
4. To Enable Secure Sign-in
A) Check the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete box, and click on OK.
Lower left corner of the screen and right click.
Make changes to my account in PC settings
Windows plus I keys will bring up Settings
Change PC settings
Change Sign-in options
NOTE for all changes to settings for all OS’s
IF anything is greyed out… you need to be an admin on the local computer or have permissions from your network admin if on a network logon.
Brian and I have been working on the back-end of Office 365 – SharePoint – and learning some of the in’s and out’s of how all of this comes together.
Microsoft has decided to drop the public facing website in the Office 365 offering and have you work from a 3rd party.
We will keep working on the Intranet SharePoint side and post as we get comfortable with how it all comes together, but will post a bit more regular on this change over to the 3rd partly hosting of the Internet side.
Here are some links to current information.
Office 365 message center posting from 1/5/15:
We’re making changes to SharePoint Online Public Websites
In February, we’re removing the SharePoint Online Public Website feature for new Office 365 subscription plans. Office 365 customers who currently use this feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years following this change. In addition, Microsoft will offer alternate solutions from industry leaders to enable Office 365 customers to easily integrate their public presence within their Office 365 environment. Additional information
Answer from Office 365 community:
Yes Office 365 will discontinue the SharePoint Online Public Website feature. All Office 365 administrators who have provisioned SharePoint Online will receive a notification of this change in the Office 365 Message center.
The following website hosting companies currently partner with Office 365:
Customers who currently use the SharePoint Online Public Website feature will continue to have access to the feature for a minimum of two years after the changeover date of March 9, 2015. Moving forward, these customers will have the option of subscribing to third-party solutions for public website functionality and should plan to move to one of the third-party solutions within the next two years.
New customers who subscribe to Office 365 after the changeover date won’t have access to this feature. Moving forward, Office 365 customers will have access to industry-leading third-party offerings that will enable them to have a public website that provides a complete online solution and presence.
You can see this KB for more details: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3027254