Password does'nt work after hitting windows key + L

I recently remembered this nifty little trick but I am having some difficulty.

It seems that the password I use doesn't work with this little trick.

Any ideas?
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  1. you lock the machine then you can't unlock it with the password?
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    you lock the machine then you can't unlock it with the password?


    Do you know the windows key + l (L) shortcut and what it does?
  3. it locks the box, same as doing ctrl + alt + del and choosing lock computer
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    it locks the box, same as doing ctrl + alt + del and choosing lock computer


    Where is that option?
  5. you know what i'm talking about right?
    this thing http://www.clas.uconn.edu/csg/images/RD/server-step12.png

    what's your issue? are you missing the lock button from the security dialog box when you ctrl atl del or something? if that's case it's a policy that doesn't allow the user to lock the station, the shortcut would also not work i'm assuming
  6. It also takes you to the Welcome screen if you have that enabled.
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    you know what i'm talking about right?
    this thing http://www.clas.uconn.edu/csg/images/RD/server-step12.png

    what's your issue? are you missing the lock button from the security dialog box when you ctrl atl del or something? if that's case it's a policy that doesn't allow the user to lock the station, the shortcut would also not work i'm assuming


    I don't get that box, and I don't know how to disable my settings to get it like that.

    When I press control alt delete the task manager comes up.
  8. Go to the control panel and open up User Accounts.

    Then open up "change the way users log on or off" and un-check the "use the welcome screen" box.
  9. yeah i think classic logon only has that, so disable welcome screen and fast user switching and test it out

    sucks that the windows + L key still won't work tho
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