Pass word protect ?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by dllb, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. dllb

    dllb Guest

    It's one of those mornings.:eek: I know I seen it, were is or how do I pass word protect after returning from standby or screen saver ?

  2. waddy

    waddy OSNN Senior Addict

    the option for the screensaver is where you actually set the screensaver properties

    I personnally use this

    Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer

    Leaving your computer in a hurry but you don’t want to log off? You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screensaver.

    To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

    Right-click the desktop.
    Point to New, and then click Shortcut.

    The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following:
    rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

    Click Next.

    Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it "Lock Workstation" or choose any name you like.

    Click Finish.

    You can also change the shortcut's icon (my personal favorite is the padlock icon in shell32.dll).

    To change the icon:

    Right click the shortcut and then select Properties.
    Click the Shortcut tab, and then click the Change Icon button.

    In the Look for icons in this file text box, type:

    Click OK.

    Select one of the icons from the list and then click OK

    You could also give it a shortcut keystroke such CTRL+ALT+L. This would save you only one keystroke from the normal command, but it could be more convenient.
  3. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

    Birmingham, UK

    Standby automatoically should goto log in screen... haven't seen any options for that :( - preset on mine

  4. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    Actually, the "lock workstation" feature that waddy writes about can be engaged by holding the "windows key" and L. This is automatically present AFAIK in 2k/XP.

    To engage password protection from screen saver, you just have to check the "On resume, display Welcome screen" checkbox under screen saver settings.
  5. dllb

    dllb Guest

    Never Mind this.

    Waddy, Is it going to ask for a password by doing this method ? I'm the only one on this machine and never have set up passwords on it yet.

  6. dllb

    dllb Guest

    OK got it done also enabled passwords. However I'm getting the following error trying what Waddy advised. I missed something up some where, but then again wouldn't be the first time.

    Error in user 32.dll
    Missing entry: lock work station

    Thanks dllb
  7. dllb

    dllb Guest

    Thanks for the help. I figured out my mistake.

    Thanks Again:D

  8. MdSalih

    MdSalih The Boss

    Birmingham, UK

    It won't lock your workstation if you are using the "Welcome screen" method in your logging in...