Switch off SAL using CHGSAL.exe

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Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



How to switch off SAL using CHGSAL.exe?


If Secure Auto Logon is enabled, it can be disabled by a user with Windows administrator rights and enabled again by running CHGSAL.EXE from the Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption directory.

To do so, proceed as follows:

1.Select the "Run..." command in the Windows Start Menu and then run "cmd" to display the DOS prompt.

2.Switch to the directory in which Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption is stored and enter the following command with the appropriate parameters:

/SAL:ON --> enable Secure Auto Logon

/SAL:OFF --> disable Secure Auto Logon

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This tool only works if Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption is installed with SAL or Smartcard SAL.


Alternatively it is possible to disable SAL by changing the respective registry key:


HKLM\Software\Utimaco\Sgeasy --> SAL=0

Related documents:
SGI 109352 - Change SAL (secure auto logon) user settings

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