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Locking Computer System while Out for a While?

  1. Jul 5, 2017 #1

    WWGD

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    Hi All,
    Is there a way of keeping the computer (Win 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB) locked, meaning locking access by others while out for some 10-15 minutes? I don't need this while at work, but I am in a school lab, and I have many tabs open; I don't want to log out and then have to reopen all the tabs. Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2017 #2

    Borg

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    Ctrl-Alt-Delete, then select Lock this Computer.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2017 #3

    WWGD

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    Thanks, but only options I get are: Switch User, Sign Out Task Manager.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2017 #4
    You have to configure your account to use a password or disable automatic logon in order to use the lock feature.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2017 #5
    Use switch user. This will keep your session active and allow others to use the system while you are away. Unless the system is rebooted, all your programs will remain active when you log back in.
     
  7. Jul 6, 2017 #6

    Borg

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    I guess that the admins set it up so that students wouldn't lock out others and walk away for the day. If that's the case, I would verify that Switch User doesn't log you off as well.
     
  8. Jul 6, 2017 #7

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    Try Windows-L
     
  9. Jul 6, 2017 #8

    WWGD

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    Thanks, but it seems to have no effect whatsoever.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2017 #9
    Do a quick test.
    log in. open up a browser, open a couple tabs.
    then click switch user

    this will drop you back to the login screen.
    then log in again and verify that the browser is still open.

    this is how windows is supposed to normally behave. Switch user is exactly what you are looking to do.

    Edit: the only thing that can derail you is if someone reboots/shutsdown the system.
     
  11. Jul 6, 2017 #10

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    Then the feature is disabled.
     
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