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Disable a computer from locking out

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August 25, 2005 2:02:03 PM

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Hello all,

I have a user in my domain that is experiencing the following problem.

After some period of time, the PC is locked out and requires CTRL+ALT+DEL.
In looking at desktop settings, there is is a screen saver set after 10
minutes, but there is not a password protect.

Also there is no domain policy to allow workstation lock and looking locally
nothing is configured.

Is there a way to permanently turnoff the workstation lock for all users in
the domain? I do not want to see users locking at all.

Any help is appreciated.

--
Thanks,

David
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August 25, 2005 6:55:55 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Is there a way to permanently turnoff the workstation lock for all users in
the domain? Hmmm well if your in active directory you can use Group Policy.
Mike D
"david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:049AD85B-9C88-4B1A-A734-9A9FAB4DA1F8@microsoft.com...
> Hello all,
>
> I have a user in my domain that is experiencing the following problem.
>
> After some period of time, the PC is locked out and requires CTRL+ALT+DEL.
> In looking at desktop settings, there is is a screen saver set after 10
> minutes, but there is not a password protect.
>
> Also there is no domain policy to allow workstation lock and looking
> locally
> nothing is configured.
>
> Is there a way to permanently turnoff the workstation lock for all users
> in
> the domain? I do not want to see users locking at all.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
>
> --
> Thanks,
>
> David
August 25, 2005 6:55:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

Mike,

This is true, you can turn off the Lock Workstation as a policy. This I
believe only removes acccess for the user to click the Lock Workstation
button when hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL. That is all.

Is there a registry setting that prevents the PC going into a locked state
at all?
That is the real question.
--
Thanks,

David


"Mike D" wrote:

> Is there a way to permanently turnoff the workstation lock for all users in
> the domain? Hmmm well if your in active directory you can use Group Policy.
> Mike D
> "david" <david@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:049AD85B-9C88-4B1A-A734-9A9FAB4DA1F8@microsoft.com...
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I have a user in my domain that is experiencing the following problem.
> >
> > After some period of time, the PC is locked out and requires CTRL+ALT+DEL.
> > In looking at desktop settings, there is is a screen saver set after 10
> > minutes, but there is not a password protect.
> >
> > Also there is no domain policy to allow workstation lock and looking
> > locally
> > nothing is configured.
> >
> > Is there a way to permanently turnoff the workstation lock for all users
> > in
> > the domain? I do not want to see users locking at all.
> >
> > Any help is appreciated.
> >
> > --
> > Thanks,
> >
> > David
>
>
>
!