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Usually in good shops, your network admin will somehow set everyone's OS to lock after a certain period of time to ensure security. I liked this and I miss it.

My current network admin hasn't done this so tried to find a way to set that myself on my box. Is there a way to do this in Vista? I don't see it.

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Set a password-protected screen saver.

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize
  2. Click the Screen Saver option in the Personalize appearance and sounds window
  3. Set a number of minutes and check the On resume, display logon screen checkbox.

Your screen will auto-lock after the number of minutes you set in step 3.

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You should be able to enable the password and check the password box for when it's woken up. Check here...

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