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Locking Computer in XP
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Security | Rating:
Locking Computer in XP

To lock a computer in XP, as you probably know, you press "L" while holding down "Windows Logo" key on your keyboard. However, if you would like to lock a computer remotely, for example via "Remote Administrator", you don't have this ability. What you can do instead, is to create a shortcut on remote computer's desktop where

Target %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Start In %windir%

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this feature switches your user, it doesnt lock the computer
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Locking Windows XP instructs to press "L" while holding down "Windows Logo" key on your keyboard. What do you press if you do not have a "windows" keyboard.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks for a useful article, keep the good work up :) "this feature switches your user, it doesnt lock the computer" It locks your computer if you have assigned passwords to the different accounts.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Locking Windows XP instructs to press "L" while holding down "Windows Logo" key on your keyboard. What do you press if you do not have a "windows" keyboard.
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was straight to the point, and it was what I wanted
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Im looking for a util that locks the computer, so even if you reboot, you cannot log on without a key/password or security util on a USB key. This would be a remote Util, like for somebody who tells me his computer was stolen, somebody connects using that PC to the internet, and instantly it locks everything, only use is to wipe the drive, but info will be useless.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works great
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it's completely inaccurate.
     
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