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JSI Tip 4223. How do I prevent the SHIFT key from overriding AutoLogon?

If you have configured AutoLogon, holding down the SHIFT key will override the AutoLogon, and will prevent programs in the Startup folder from running.

To prevent a user from overriding AutoLogon:

1. Use the registry editor to navigate to:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.

2. Add value name IgnoreShiftOverride, a string (REG_SZ) data type, and set the data value to 1.

When a user holds down the SHIFT key during logon, AutoLogon will occur, but the Startup folder shortcuts will NOT run.

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