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Automatic Lock / Log-out

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#1 William C

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 10:57 PM


After countless hours searching online and into the depths of Vista, I've nearly given up. I cannot figure out how to disable the occurrence of Windows Vista Beta 2 automatically locking the computer after 10 minutes of inactivity. I've completely disabled any sleep features, and the option "require password after recovery from sleep", and nothing seems to do it.

In the process I've basically disabled every security feature present in this new OS, just out of shear desperation. I display presentations that may not have keyboard / mouse input for two hours, but the monitor is still being viewed. I do not want the automatic log-out to occur at all.

I hope I've just overlooked some very simple adjustment, because I really love Vista otherwise, despite its current kinks.


William C

P.S. A big fat thanks to anyone in advance who can answer my question. :huh:

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#2 Diogenes


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:44 PM

I don't know if you've already tried this, but have you looked in Control Panel>>Administrative Tools>>Local Security Policy? There might be a setting in there. Good luck.


Edited by Diogenes, 20 June 2006 - 01:44 PM.

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#3 JU$T1N


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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:38 PM

This might be a silly question... but did you disable "show welcome screen" on your screen saver?

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