How do you prevent auto user lock out on Win 7?

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  1. Posts : 256
    Windows 7 RTM

    How do you prevent auto user lock out on Win 7?

    I put in a password for my account and after 10 minutes of in activity, the user is locked out and I have to enter my password.

    How do i prevent this? I need the password because I am using LogMeIn (free remote computer access) and i am required to have a password, not a blank one.
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  2. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

    is this a question about Windows 7 the OS
    meaning you the user is locked out???
    can you give us more info...???
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Build 6956

    I think he is referring about the "on resume" feature where you can set to require a password login upon resume from sleep/screen saver.

    OP, can please provide more info like the exact scenario. Like what happened after x time of inactivity did your PC sleep ,hibernate,went to screen saver, etc...
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  4. Posts : 31,250
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]

    Hi BucSox79

    the 10 minutes sound like the default screen saver time-out,

    Check personalise (right click desktop), Screen saver and un-check the "on resume display login screen"

    Screen Saver - Change


    Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Mar 2010 at 11:40. Reason: added link
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    Next question ... How can I make the computer login automatically to a passworded account without removing the password? Similar to the functionality TweakUI provided in WinXP.

    I need this for my fiance's laptop (Vista) and figure it would be the same. Have never figured it out.
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    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
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  7. Posts : 7

    Not screensaver

    I have disabled my screensaver, but I still get the login screen after a short time of no activity.

    I have looked through user accounts and security profiles, searched a lot, but can't find any reference.

    How to I stop lockout after inactivity?

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  8. Posts : 2,913
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

    Have you tried enabling the screen saver, letting it do the 10 minute lock, then disabling the screen saver?

    Is your computer connected to a domain?
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  9. Posts : 7

    > Have you tried enabling the screen saver

    Yes, I used to run with it enabled normally, but it was interfering with nonlinear editing tools. So, I disabled it, expecting it to alleviate the issue, then the other timer started popping

    > Is your computer connected to a domain?

    Not directly, but I do VPN to work, then RemoteDesktopCOnnection, then login to Domain, but I think that is buried inside RDC. It happen with or without VPN open.
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  10. Posts : 189
    Windows 10 Pro / OpenSUSE

    But can't you log on a locked account with logmein? I remember doing it quite often in the times I used logmein. Nowadays though I use other means of connecting and remote controling my desktop.
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