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.


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.


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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