Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by Robert » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 06:01:04


Arrgn !....M$ took "Lock Workstation" feature out of WinXP HOME ???
Any similar option to protect PC then with any BUILT-IN feature ?

Thanks
 
 
 

Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by Chris Lani » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 06:02:48

Who says they took it out? "rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation" is the
command for it. If you have Fast User Switching is basicly the same.

 
 
 

Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by Robert » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 06:19:49

Ahh, thanks for the relief !
Just started with XP...never done the "switch user" yet






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Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by -: Old » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 07:24:07

How about winkey/L
 
 
 

Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by Bruce Cham » Wed, 22 Oct 2003 10:50:37

Greetings --

Your quite mistaken. Microsoft didn't remove the ability to lock
a WinXP Home PC.

There at least 4 ways to lock a WinXP workstation:

1) Use the Windows Key + L hotkey.

2) You can press CTRL+ALT+DEL and then <ENTER>, once you've turned
off the Welcome Screen and Fast User Switching. (This is the default
in a domain environment, as FUS is contrary to the domain security
paradigm.)

3) You can create a desktop shortcut with
"%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation" in the
target field. (It is case-sensitive, BTW.) You can then assign a
keyboard shortcut.

4) Set a password protected screensaver, and wait the allotted time
without touching the mouse or keyboard.


Bruce Chambers

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on
having both at once. -- RAH
 
 
 

Lock Workstation option in WinXP ?

Post by Todd Shill » Thu, 23 Oct 2003 11:32:58

Robert,

To lock your workstation with WindowsXP Professional, Home, or Tablet PC
Edition, you need only to use a keyboard shortcut. Press the 'Windows' +
'L' key--this will lock your workstation; provided you have your user
accounts setup with passwords.

Best regards,

Todd



Arrgn !....M$ took "Lock Workstation" feature out of WinXP HOME ???
Any similar option to protect PC then with any BUILT-IN feature ?

Thanks