Solved

How to prevent a computer from locking out despite idle settings?

Posted on 2013-11-03
5
464 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hi,
I have a dilemma that i would appreciate any help.
I have a security cam computer, that like all others has a policy to lock itself every 15 min. obviously this computer is in the domain but is pretty much used only as a monitor, there is someone watching it 24\7 and it becomes a problem where there's no activity but it's suppose to stay unlocked.

I want to create a condition using a program\script or any other tool that would mean - As long as program X is running, the computer won't go to idle.

any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:johnnyjonathan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Ashok Dewan earned 500 total points
ID: 39619645
To disable Lock:

Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System, create a new DWORD value named DisableLockWorkstation and set value to 1.

Then restart the computer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:johnnyjonathan
ID: 39619725
Thanks Neil. but that would mean that the unlock will be disabled all together, i'm looking for a way to have it locked only if a specific program isn't running on the computer
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39622098
Hi.

The lock will only happen if the screen saver kicks in. To prevent the screen saver, write a schedule task that runs a batch every 14 minutes that sends a message to localhost every few minutes if the monitoring process (the executable of the software) is active.
Like this:
tasklist |findstr iexplore.exe && msg * ie is active, screen saver stopped

To close the message boxes, simply use a switch for a short displaying time:
tasklist |findstr iexplore.exe && msg /time:1 * ie is active, screen saver stopped.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:johnnyjonathan
ID: 39639022
Accepted, works great!
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39639243
Sorry, WHAT works great, mine or his? I suppose you selected the wrong solution :)
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Most MSPs worth their salt are already offering cybersecurity to their customers. But cybersecurity as a service is wide encompassing and can mean many things.  So where are MSPs falling in this spectrum?
Active Directory security has been a hot topic of late, and for good reason. With 90% of the world’s organization using this system to manage access to all parts of their IT infrastructure, knowing how to protect against threats and keep vulnerabil…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question