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How to disable the automatic lock feature in Windows 2000?

I would like to disable the automatic system lock on a Windows 2000 workstation. My workstation locks automatically after a certain idle period. I then have to use ctrl+alt+del and my password to unlock the machine. The lock is not set up through the screen saver. I have been unable to find any scheduled tasks that are running-unless there is a way to hide them. How can I disable this feature?
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phrog62
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trywaredkCommented:
Disable the Lock Workstation Button (Windows NT/2000/XP)
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/264/

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Jorgen Malmgren
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phrog62Author Commented:
I want the option to lock the workstation but do not want it to lock automatically when idle.
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trywaredkCommented:
Search for this in files on your hard disk, and in registry
%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

That locks the computer regardless of the screensaver.

Poste your result here, and I will tell you, what caused it.
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trywaredkCommented:
Maybe only search for \system32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

%windir% is the correct use, but it could be written wrong like c:\winnt or c:\windows

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trywaredkCommented:
Is this one installed on your computer?

Workstation Locker
http://fp.futuresights.com/~angstrom/workstationlocker.html
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rhandelsCommented:
Seams like your computer is going into sleep mode. Normally Windows 2000 doens't lock the workstation automatically. Check your power options, disable them, and try to disable your power options in the computers BIOS.  You do not need to install extra software.......
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rhandelsCommented:
Agree
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