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How do I create a shortcut to Lock my Windows Server?

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I know how to create a shortcut to lock a Windows XP/7 machine, but the same thing doesn't work on my server. How can i create a desktop shortcut to Lock my Windows Server?
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What do you mean, running the rundll with a command or simply hitting the start+L?
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by:coptechs
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I want to be able to have a desktop shortcut/icon that when I double-click on it, it locks the server computer just as if I hit start+L

I know this can be done on a regular Windows OS, but the same command does not work on the server.
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I think if you create a .bat file with the contents being:
rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
It works on win2k3? Which server do you have?
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/nt/nt2000/utips/utips47.shtml
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Thanks Arnold. I was missing the "LockWorkStation" parameter. It works perfectly.
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