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I am writing code in Python 2 or 3 to script Cybersecurity functions. Functions such as Lockout Duration, Password Length, and other things that involve a lot of clicking that could easily be automated.

import subprocess
subproccess.call(x, shell = True)

I plan on using that format to run (or enter ((so I don't have to type only press the answer button))) commands in command prompt (with Administrator privileges). However, I have no idea how I should do this, especially the "Require Ctrl - Alt - Delete on Startup." Help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT :
As of now, I thought of a possible solution to the password requirement part of my problem that I will investigate, but am still totally lost on the ctrl - alt - delete part. :D

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You can set the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\DisableCAD to have value 0. The following command should (untested) do the trick:

reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v DisableCAD /d 0 /t REG_DWORD /f
  • Thank you! I will check this out!! I will also tell you if it works :D. (because I can't just say thank you.) :) . Thanks a ton :D. – Enigmoramous Jan 8 '18 at 22:47
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As an overall way to do it, if you can find out which settings are contained in the registry, it's not difficult to create/write registry keys to which you have access. Other settings, such as GPOs, are harder to do. Sometimes you can change those with Powershell - so you may need to have Python call Powershell to configure some of those settings. If you aren't on a domain and are using local policies, you can configure a master policy file that you have Python replace.

On the whole, if you're looking to configure settings for new devices, a better way to do that would be to create them on a VM and use DISM to snapshot a sysprepped image and then lay it down on a new device. That's the more "Windows-y" way to do it.

  • How would I make that master policy python file? (as that would be amazing for my purposes!) – Enigmoramous Jan 8 '18 at 22:47

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