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Disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete

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Hello All,

I am working on a kiosk application for a library. I do not want users to be
able to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and exit the kiosk application. I did some
searching on the web but did not find much.

Is there a way to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Thanks
Brad
Nov 21 '05 #1
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* "=?Utf-8?B?QnJhZA==?=" <Br**@discussions.microsoft.com> scripsit:
I am working on a kiosk application for a library. I do not want users to be
able to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and exit the kiosk application. I did some
searching on the web but did not find much.

Is there a way to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete?


Ctrl+Alt+Del is a SAS (Secure Attention Sequence). You will need a GINA
dll (written in C++, for example) to intercept this keystroke.

<URL:http://www.google.de/groups?selm=gwkts4aVCHA.2072%40cpmsftngxa10>

For disabling the task manager, take a look at #114 here:

<URL:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm>

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Nov 21 '05 #2

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I did this some years ago, but can't remember the details. I do remember
that it was quite straightforward.

I'll try and track it down and report back.

Jeff Law
New Zealand

"Brad" <Br**@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hello All,

I am working on a kiosk application for a library. I do not want users to
be
able to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and exit the kiosk application. I did some
searching on the web but did not find much.

Is there a way to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Thanks
Brad

Nov 21 '05 #3

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I would think that disabling the Task Manager would not be nice to users
unless they are only authorized to run your specific program. I know that I
frequently use the Ctrl-Alt-Delete to close down programs that seem to get
hung up and don't respond.

"Brad" wrote:
Hello All,

I am working on a kiosk application for a library. I do not want users to be
able to hit Ctrl-Alt-Delete and exit the kiosk application. I did some
searching on the web but did not find much.

Is there a way to Disable Ctrl-Alt-Delete?

Thanks
Brad

Nov 21 '05 #4

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I'm no guru but I've been researching this for a couple of weeks and I
found out instead of trying to disable CAD it is far easier to disable
the buttons that are on the windows security dialog.

Since you can alter the registry from VB all you need to do is find out
which buttons you wnat to disable and you cna disable all (except cancel
I think).

Do a search for Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \
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