How to disable Logoff from Ctrl+Alt+Del via Group Policy

How to disable Logoff from Ctrl+Alt+Del via Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this post, we will learn the steps to disable Logoff from the Ctrl+Alt+Del options via group policies in Windows Server 2012 R2. Using this policy, we’ll restrict the users from Log off when they press Ctrl+Alt+Del from their keyboard. This will prevent the users from logging off using this option. They can either shutdown, restart or log off from the start menu only.

– On the Domain Controller, create an Organizational Unit and then create some users in the same OU. For this practical, we have created Finance OU and created some users in that.
– A client computer is required to check if the GPO to disable logoff from Ctrl+Alt+Del is working successfully or not.

How to promote Domain Controller

Before we deploy the policy to disable logoff from Ctrl+Alt+Del option, login on the client computer with the Domain user and then press Ctrl+Alt+Del, to check the options that Domain Users can see. In this practical, user can see options like Lock this computer, Switch User, Log off, Change a password and Start Task Manager.

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2 thoughts on “How to disable Logoff from Ctrl+Alt+Del via Group Policy

  • July 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm


    Could you please explain how can we delete system temp folder content and user temp folder content using group policy.Please provide steps for that. Let me know for more details.

    Srinivasan S

    • July 5, 2016 at 8:55 am

      You can create a script and use the same in Group Policy.


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