Remove Lock Computer

This policy setting prevents users from locking the system.

While locked, the desktop is hidden and the system cannot be used. Only the user who locked the system or the system administrator can unlock it.

If you enable this policy setting, users cannot lock the computer from the keyboard using Ctrl+Alt+Del.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to lock the computer from the keyboard using Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Tip:To lock a computer without configuring a setting, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and then click Lock this computer.

Supported on: At least Windows 2000
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Value NameDisableLockWorkstation
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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