On the front panel of a Cisco 2950 is a button which can be used to reset the switch to factory defaults, when held down for a few seconds.

Does anyone know of a way to disable this within IOS?

Many thanks!


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You can disable this feature using:

no setup express

To quote Cisco:

The primary purpose of the no setup express command is to prevent someone from deleting the switch configuration by pressing the Mode button for 10 seconds.


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