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    No security button on Dell Inspiron Duo

    Since there's no security button, the only way we can unlock Windows 7 is by Ctrl+Alt+Del via the keyboard. Is there some clever hack/app/method we can use to get around this so we don't have to open the lid?

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    Personally I'd be tempted to just turn off the requirement for Ctrl+Alt+Del on those machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    Is there some clever hack/app/method we can use to get around this so we don't have to open the lid?
    On Screen Keyboard?

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    It's specifically the lock screen that gives us trouble. With the initial log-on screen the on-screen keyboard works fine with Ctrl+Alt+Del, but the one on the lock screen doesn't. Only a slight annoyonce really, but since they can be used as tablets, they should have a security button - bit of a design flaw by Dell

    We're also encrypting them with Compusec - it's taken 18 hours already with approximately another 4 to go before it's finished!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    We're also encrypting them with Compusec - it's taken 18 hours already with approximately another 4 to go before it's finished!
    Eep, 18 hours, why not just use bitlocker, its quicker.

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    Apparently Bitlocker doesn't get on well with multiple users. I haven't looked at it myself, but it was decided that it didn't fit with our needs. We're hoping to use Sophos at some point in the future - once the global admin side is sorted out I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    Apparently Bitlocker doesn't get on well with multiple users. I haven't looked at it myself, but it was decided that it didn't fit with our needs. We're hoping to use Sophos at some point in the future - once the global admin side is sorted out I believe.
    Haven't heard that, seems to work alright on our staff laptops that can have one or more staff users logging on. Do you have any references for issues with bitlocker?

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    Not really. It was a while back when it was looked at by another colleague, and I can't remember the details.

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