how do you control the automatic locking of Windows 7

Posted on 2014-08-24
Last Modified: 2014-08-26
I need to be able to control or removed the lock time on Windows 7 clients. Currently our display computers time out at some uncontrolled time.
Question by:jackjack347473
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    Tweaking Windows 7's Sleeping Habits

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    Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby

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    Or uncheck the option which says 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

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    You probably want your display computers on all the time.

    Start, Control Panel, Power Options, select your plan, Change Plan settings:

    Put Computer to Sleep:  Never.
    Turn Off Display: Never.

    Those two settings should keep your computer on and running.

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    Thanks, that worked. I have changed the group policy and I got off track thinking that had something to do with it.
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    by:John Hurst
    @jackjack347473  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.

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