W2000 box randomly "locks"

coopns

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I have a W2000 box (new Gateway) that is on a network. The user signs on, then every ten mins. or so, the user gets the following error:

"This computer is in use and has been locked. Only pclab\ssweeney or an administrator can unlock this computer"

How do I get rid of this message?

Thanks.

Coop
 

Yahiko81

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That's a either a screen saver option or an Active Directory policy. If it's a screen saver just change it from logon screen saver to a different one. If it's AD you might be stuck with it. Talk to your admin about it and see what they say.

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Smilin

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Teeehehehehehe.

rofl.

roflmfao.

That's not an error message. It's a frickin locked workstation. Hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and then hit Enter. Tada! Locked workstation.

When you use screensavers and select the "password protect" option, it doesn't use a screensaver password like it did in windows 9x. It simply locks the workstation. Just have whoever is signed on hit ctrl-alt-del and sign on again. DONT have an admin unlock it...it will kill any running applications.
 

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