Vista SAS group policy setting

The release of Microsoft® Vista introduces a new group policy setting which controls whether or not software can simulate a Secure Attention Sequence (SAS). In order for Goverlan to send a SAS (Ctrl+Alt+Del) notification to the remote machine, you must enable this policy. This setting must be configured on the remote machine.

Opening the Group Policy Editor

Group policy settings are modified using the MMC Group Policy Editor snap-in. If you are familiar which this snap-in, you can go to the next section.

  1. Open MMC (Microsoft® Management Console). You can do so by clicking on the Start Windows icon and selecting Run, then type 'mmc' and press Enter.

  2. In the MMC program, select File > Add/Remove Snap-ins

  3. Select Group Policy Object Editor from the Available snap-ins list and click on the Add button. Click on the Finish button, then the OK button.

Setting the SAS Group Policy setting

  1. In the left section of the group policy editor, select the following category:
    Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Logon Options


  2. Double click on the Disable or enable software Secure Attention Sequence policy, and click on Enabled.

  3. Set the policy option to either 'Services' or 'Services and Ease of Access applications'

  4. Click on OK and close the Group Policy Object Editor. You do not need to reboot for this change to take effect.