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How to disable auto lock

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sin Jeong-hun, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Sin Jeong-hun

    Sin Jeong-hun Flightless Bird

    By the group policy, all PC's which are joined to the domain are
    forced to be locked after 15 minutes of inactivity.Is there any way to
    disable this auto lock on client-side?

    The situation is like the following. I am using a virtual machine and
    this is also joined to the domain (using "Bridged connection"). When I
    am using my PC, I often running the virtual machine too, but I do not
    constantly use it. When I am trying to use the virtual machine, it is
    often locked. I think disabling the lock in a VM does not cause any
    security hole, because the real host PC will be locked when I am not
    using it.

    I was thinking about creating a utility that send a bogus mouse
    movement message to the system, but is there any cleaner way to do
    this? Or is there already a utility like it?
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Sin Jeong-hun wrote:
    > By the group policy, all PC's which are joined to the domain are
    > forced to be locked after 15 minutes of inactivity.Is there any way
    > to disable this auto lock on client-side?
    >
    > The situation is like the following. I am using a virtual machine
    > and this is also joined to the domain (using "Bridged connection").
    > When I am using my PC, I often running the virtual machine too, but
    > I do not constantly use it. When I am trying to use the virtual
    > machine, it is often locked. I think disabling the lock in a VM
    > does not cause any security hole, because the real host PC will be
    > locked when I am not using it.
    >
    > I was thinking about creating a utility that send a bogus mouse
    > movement message to the system, but is there any cleaner way to do
    > this? Or is there already a utility like it?


    Ask your IT group. While you may not feel it is a security issue, that may
    not be the only reason for the screen lockage.

    Are you even allowed to change which screensaver is in use?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     

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