Secure AutoLogon (SAL) still works although it has been deactivated

  • Article ID: 107133
  • Updated: 19 May 2010

SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP2 Professional Edition

Server OS

Windows 2000, Windows 2003


Why does Secure Auto Logon (SAL) work although it has been deactivated?


One possible cause of this may be an active login from the operating system.

Look in the registry under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon", and check the "AutoAdminLogon" switch.
If this is set to 1 the Administrator is automatically logged on to the operating system.
In order to get rid of this, change this value to 0 or delete this entry.

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