How do you create a lock shortcut to lock your pc?

JenniferX

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I don't really see the point, all you have to do is press the WINDOWS+L key to lock it. Jut in case you didn't know. :)
 

Palek

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Jun 20, 2001
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I actually made a lock shortcut to my QuickLaunch bar following the same instructions and it works for me just fine. I also use Win2k Pro. Are you sure you are doing everything right? No typos? All characters have to be typed in and in the exact same order. Just give it another shot...

By the way, JenniferX, the Windows+L combination does not work for me. Aren't you using XP by any chance?
 

AdamDuritz99

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hmm, i've tried it several times, and i've copied and paste it so it's right. hmm, oh well,i'll figure it out

peace
sean
 

vetteguy

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I just tried this too, copied and pasted everything from the knowledge base article exacty, and I get "Error in user32.dll Missing entry: lockworkstation" Weird.
 

TheWart

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haven't tried it (i have win2k and use Windows+L), but if it is a user problem try logging in as admin or another user.
 

AdamDuritz99

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<< I just tried this too, copied and pasted everything from the knowledge base article exacty, and I get "Error in user32.dll Missing entry: lockworkstation" Weird. >>



Yah, that's exactly my problem. Do you have sp2?

peace
sean
 

vetteguy

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<< haven't tried it (i have win2k and use Windows+L), but if it is a user problem try logging in as admin or another user. >>


How are you doing that? I have Windows 2000 and Windows XP, the Windows + L doesn't work with 2000. Unless you've found a hack somewhere that allows it to, because from my understanding (and actual experience) it won't work.

(Oh, by the way, happy 200th post to me!)
 

vetteguy

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<< Yah, that's exactly my problem. Do you have sp2?

peace
sean
>>



Yes, I have SP2 installed on the 2000 machine.
 

popeye44

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win2k pro sp2 No worky for me either. "followed directions on MS site."
 

Saltin

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Jul 21, 2001
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You cannot lock the computer under 2k with windows key + L, no matter what SP you have.
These instructions work for XP, but I have not seen them work in 2k.
 

Thor86

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Win2k short-cut for locking machine:

Target: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
Start In: %windir%

Now the shortcut just locks the machine, no more CTRL+ALT+DLT.
 

AdamDuritz99

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<< Win2k short-cut for locking machine:

Target: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
Start In: %windir%

Now the shortcut just locks the machine, no more CTRL+ALT+DLT.
>>



Thanks man, that worked. What did you do different? All i notice is the capital letters.

peace
sean
 

Alex

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Oct 26, 1999
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tight!!!

i didnt know ya could windows + L !!! damn! :D
 

AdamDuritz99

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Ok, now does anyone know where i can find a "lock" icon?

peace
sean
 

vetteguy

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Sep 12, 2001
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<< Win2k short-cut for locking machine:

Target: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
Start In: %windir%

Now the shortcut just locks the machine, no more CTRL+ALT+DLT.
>>


Wow, worked like a charm. Thanks!!!
 

Palek

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Jun 20, 2001
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I should have known... I had LockWorkStation in my shortcut too. I thought that made no difference... Sorry.
 

Thor86

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Thanks for the links to the icons...kewl.

I just used to use the default icon for : %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe
 

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