how do I create a screen password in WIN2000PRO/NT?

By PFJ ยท 4 replies
Sep 9, 2005
  1. Hi All,

    I am connected to a Company server via WIN2000Pro built on NT technology (or so the prompt says at start up). For security reasons I want my station to 'lock out' after several minutes of inactivity or when unattended and to request a password to re-activate.

    Is this possible with WIN2000?


  2. PFJ

    PFJ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 112


    it was easy after... I used the screen saver option >right click on desktop>Properties>Screen saver>selected one of the screen saver images and ticked 'password protected'. I can set the idle time also.

    Only drawback is that it will use my log on to network password. I wanted to create my own so that not even the Admin could see me surfing Techspot ;-)


  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Think twice about what you said!
    If you surf using the work-connection, they know exactly where you go, what time and for how long. Big Brother is watching you!
  4. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Yup, it's covered in our Windows Security guide too.
  5. PFJ

    PFJ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 112

    Both points taken.

    I confine my surfing to technical matters which I can mostly justify.


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