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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

dWinlock Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: dWinlock allows developers to limit the access to Windows 32 bit systems by disabling a variety of key combinations and by hiding or replacing elements of the Windows desktop. This technology disables the key sequences -- Ctrl-Alt-Del, Ctrl-Esc, Alt-Tab, Alt-Esc, Alt-F4, Win Key, Application Key, and Mouse Buttons, and hides the desktop elements -- Windows Taskbar, Windows Desktop, Windows Start Button, Tray Icons in the Windows Taskbar, and Application Links in the Windows Taskbar. Additionally, dWinlock provides the ability to replace the Windows Start menu with a custom menu. dWinlock can also be used in development environments that allow for calling functions in third party Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs).
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.9
Decision Date: 09/13/2019 at 09:46:41 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Kassl GmbH
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (09/13/2019 at 09:46:41 UTC).