|Use Active Authentication for Unlock and Screen Saver (Windows NT/2000/XP)|
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This setting controls whether a full login should be performed when a workstation is unlocked or a password is used with the screen saver. Normally Windows will not check some settings such as whether the account has been locked out.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'ForceUnlockLogon' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
Note: For Windows XP this behavior only happens when you have Fast User Switching disabled.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]|
Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value: 0 = default authentication, 1 = online authentication
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: March 23, 2002