Lock the Windows XP Desktop

Lock your Desktop

Press the Windows key and the L key (WinKey+L) at the same time.

Additionally, you can create a new shortcut, with the following command line:

rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Copy the new shortcut to your Quick Launch bar and you have one click access to locking the desktop.

Notes:  If you are using the Welcome screen and Fast User Switching is enabled, other users will still have access to you computer, by selecting their Username and entering their password.  Additionally, if you don't have a password on your account, then all that is required is to click on your Username on the Welcome screen.

This page last updated 06/03/2011 06:11
All material 2003 Doug Knox