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#1 MarttiL

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:12 PM

Hello,

To lock a computer means that no-one can use it - right?
Can anyone explain how a computer is unlocked - does one need
a password for instance?

Thanks,
Martti

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:30 PM

Hummmm I have wondered that as well & never hit the LOCK feature cause I was not sure if I could get back in. An explanation would be nice.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:37 PM

Lock means just that. It preserves the state of the system, and then locks it. the only way to open it back up is to supply the password for that account. Students at my university do that in the labs all the time, then walk away for the day. Then the only way to get back into the system is to use the admin password, or reboot the system. Incidentally, using the admin password does not unlock the user account, it just open up the admin account.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 01:53 PM

Thank you very much.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:42 AM

Thanks Groovicus!

In my case I do not have a admin password, does Vista allow the locking function
anyhow and how is it unlocked w/o a password then?

/Martti

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

If there is no admin account, then you will just have to reboot the system.




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