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lock computer

Step 1 – Open a DOS promot for launching a special command line. One simple way you can do it would be by clicking Start/Run, typing CMD.

Step 2 – EnterĀ  the command line for locking your station:

rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

and your computer will be locked.

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The computer lock can be achieved in many ways, here is bellow an example which is using the native screen saver possibilities. For a more professional option check the 14 days trial of the usb lock software and folder lock software.

Bellow you find the procedure for installing a password-protected screen saver. Please make sure you have selected a screensaver and it is set to start within 15 minutes of inactivity. (more…)

If you don’t have a keyboard with a Window key or simply don’t like the keyboard method, then here’s how you can make a desktop shortcut to lock your computer. Bellow are the instructions used to lock down your computer using a shortcut. (more…)

Windows 2008 ServerYou can use Group Policies to lock down a Terminal Server session on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008-based or Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer. With the following settings, even the administrator account will have restricted access. It is highly recommended that you create a new organizational unit instead of modifying the policies on an existing one.

Note: The use of these policies does not guarantee a secure computer, and you should use them only as a guideline. ID Security Suite offers you also a usb lock, device lock and folder lock solution.

The Dsacls.exe tool
Dsacls.exe is a command-line tool that you can use to query the security attributes and to change permissions and security attributes of Active Directory objects. It is the command-line equivalent of the Security tab in the Windows Active Directory snap-in tools such as Active Directory Users and Computers and Active Directory Sites and Services. You can use Dsacls.exe to lock out Terminal Services end-users from files and folders on a Windows Server 2003-based computer or a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer.

Check also the article: How to use Dsacls.exe in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 and the attached PDF document to this post.

ID USB Lock Key is a security program meant to protect your computer from unauthorized users. It denies access, by providing a security block-screen which can be unblocked with the USB stick where you have the key generated by the program. You can download a 14 days trial version or you can get your hands on license on the safe order page. (more…)