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Lock Computer when Idle
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/26/2005 | Miscellaneous Page 2 | Unrated
Lock Computer when Idle

Go into c:\windows and create a new shortcut.

for the path of what you want the shortcut to be, paste this...

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

click next

rename it (ex. sysdll) make it sound important, because it is after all going to make your PC more secure.

click finish

now goto control panel>scheduled tasks

double click add scheduled task

click next

at the next screen, click browse

browse to your new shortcut... (ex. c:\windows\sysdll.ink)

select it

pick daily and then click next

click next

type in a pw for your scheduled task
confirm

click next

click finish

now double click on the new scheduled task you just made

click the schedule tab

under scedule task: select When Idle

enter in how long you want your computer to go before it gets locked

click ok

your all set... it's a nice little trick, and it beats the hell out of a screensaver password.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    %windir%System32 undll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Why not go into Group Policy and simply edit the settings to lock the PC after it has been idle for a specific period?
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Hi, Will this work on windows 98 as well as 98SE? Thanks
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very nice ;) i cannot make screensaverlock because we have no usernames
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Awesome tip!
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sooo simple even a child can do it :)
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Have no idea what this means or how to perform it (Go into c:windows and create a new shortcut.)
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    good
     
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