Can a workstation be set up to automatically lock after a set idle time w/out using the screen saver option?
Posted on 2003-03-20
I recently replaced a user's PC in our department. I was working on the old box to clear out the user's information because I will be using the box in our lab. I noticed that when the PC was idle for a few minutes, the workstation automatically locked itself as if you pressed CTRL-ALT-DEL and locked it. However, it is not invoking a password protected screen saver. It just simply locks. I spoke to the user, but he didn't know why it was doing it. He simply thought it was supposed to that.
I, myself, have not been able to find out how this works. It would be very useful for our department. We are a healthcare provider, and with the new HIPPA laws, this feature would be excellent to apply to all of our users' PCs to meet the security policies of HIPPA.
Does anyone know how this is done?