Lock your Computer to Prevent Data Theft – How To

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Create a Shortcut to Lock Your Computer

You can double-click a shortcut on your desktop to quickly lock the keyboard and display without using CTRL+ALT+DEL or a screensaver.

To create a shortcut on your desktop to lock your computer:

1. Right-click the desktop.

2. Point to New, and then click Shortcut.

3. The Create Shortcut Wizard opens. In the text box, type the following:
rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

4. Click Next.

5. Enter a name for the shortcut. You can call it "Lock computer" or choose any name you like.

6. Click Finish.


via the keyboard

The easiest way to lock Windows XP is by simply pressing the Windows logo key and the letter L (for Lock) on a Microsoft Natural Keyboard or any other compatible keyboard that includes the Window key. Doing so will pop up the Unlock Computer Password box.


via a bat file

This is similar to a Windows shortcut method. But it’s a DOS version. If you’ve never created a bat (batch) file, but would like to try this method, simply open a new text file (such as with Notepad) and type the following commands:
          @echo off
          rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
Save the file with a .bat extension, such as Lock.bat, and you’re done. Double click to make the file run.

Please let me know, any useful methods to lock the workstation??

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