Re: personal use
From: Super_Geek (RichardFalconer_at_thepostmaster.net)
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 12:53:05 +0100
john G asks a question to do with PCs, Super_Geek dives in and tries to
>How can I set my computer so that you need a password to
>log on? I know how to set who uses it but, if you hit
>cancel, the screen comes up with a general desktop. How do
>I stop this?
I agree with the previous posts, but winXP is a bit of an expensive
solution, (but it does have many other benifits over 98) and policy
editor can be rather complicated for the inexperienced user.
I'd recommend reading up here before you do anything:
Group Policy Help
1) Create a screensaver with a password setting
2) Navigate to the appropriate .scr file in the C:\windows\ folder
3) Create a shortcut to it
4) Paste the shortcut into the StartUp folder.
This will force a screen saver to load up on startup, and the password
must be entered to use the system.
BE WARNED: This is VERY easily by-passed using to methods. I won't
describe them because I presume quite a few (or some at least) will have
taken this simple solution before. However, for a more advanced solution
you can call the screensaver from the registry, and then it can only be
by-passed using one of the two methods.
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