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How to lock computer after inactivity

Lock computer automatically after inactivity or after a specified idle time.

There's quite a lot of ways to lock a computer automatically, if the computer has been idle for a period of time.

On a domain environment the system administrator can set via GPO.

Force a screen saver to run with password after inactivity.

Set the computer to sleep mode and lock the screen.

Force the user to press ctrl+alt+delete and type their password.

In a home computer or personal computer it can be done as well.

Task Scheduler helps a lot to do things automatically; it's like set it and forget about it.

A onetime setup and if it works perfectly for the first time; if there's no other issues then it will always work.

Check out screen shot below on how to set a batch file or a script to run after a certain period of inactivity.

The idle time on Task Scheduler can be set to X minutes of desired idle time.

When the idle time is reach the batch file or any program that was set to run will be executed.

To run a screen saver after a specified idle time check out link below.

If you need the user to be logged off after a certain period of inactivity. You can make use of logoff.exe if the user is using Windows 7.

Cheers!!! Hope it helps..



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