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System did not go to login screen to require password.

nickg5
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Before the last few days we had a setting that would go back to the login screen and require the password. I could be sitting here doing nothing and maybe every 10 minutes this event would happen. Now today I left at 4pm and back at 6pm and the system was still on. Who changed the setting and how to prevent it from failing. The computer was not secure today during those 2 hours. I think the setting I had was 10 minutes.

I went into these settings and not seeing it. Windows 10 desktop.
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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Is your machine managed from a central IT service? They could use a GPO policy to change that behavior. Check in Updates also if at this time any Windows update was installed.
no personal home system.
IT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Then it got either MS update or there was a process running which did not let it lock the system. Does it lock now?
Distinguished Expert 2019
Commented:
settings turn off the display after XX minutes (currently set to never)
I've been on it since 6pm.
It's always locked with the same programs open today after maybe 10 minutes.

Where is the setting for locking it? Not just monitor screen goes black.

David, yes but how did the setting get changed?
p
Distinguished Expert 2019

Commented:
as another expert has guessed maybe a update changed the setting.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Here is described how to enable autolock: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/automatically-lock-windows-10-system-inactive/
You can use either screen saver or sleep mode.
thanks