This article describes how to disable the auto-login feature to Windows, but still allow PGP Whole Disk Encryption to utilize the SSO functionality.
Note: This article applies to PGP Desktop 9.7 and above running on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 64-bit systems. Windows 7 is supported on PGP Desktop 9.12 and above.
PGP Whole Disk Encryption
Single Sign-On allows you to synchronize your Windows password with your PGP Whole Disk Encryption passphrase. Then, at boot time, the PGP Whole Disk Encryption Single Sign-On feature automatically logs in to the Windows session for you.
The auto-login functionality of the PGP Single Sign-On feature can be disabled by adding a new registry entry to Windows.
Use the following steps to disable the PGP Single Sign-On auto-login functionality:
Warning: Incorrectly editing the registry may severely damage your system. Before making changes to the registry, you should back up any valued data on the computer. For more information on backing up the registry see the following article on the Microsoft support site: How to back up and restore the registry
Open the Windows Registry Editor Windows XP (Start>Run>regedit) / Windows Vista & 7 (Start > Search programs and files > regedit.)
Browse to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE folder.
Right-click the folder and select New > Key. Type PGP Corporation for the name and press Enter.
Right-click the PGP Corporation folder and select New > Key then type PGP for the name and press Enter.
Right-click within the PGP folder and click New.
Select String Value, and name the string DISABLEWDESSO.
Right click the string and select Modify.
In the Value Data field, enter a value of 0 and click OK.
Close the Windows Registry Editor.
Imported Document ID: TECH149860
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