Windows Thread, Unable to unlock a locked computer in Technical; some students here are having this problem, usually after a student has logged off, i just tell them to restart ...
13th June 2008, 10:57 AM #16
some students here are having this problem, usually after a student has logged off, i just tell them to restart and it solves it. Never able to find out why.
13th June 2008, 11:13 AM #17
I noticed this one on machine in a primary school the other day. I was shutting it down anyway so didn't bother I just thought it was a random funky windows problem...
You can use START+L key combo to lock a home machine just like a pro one
Originally Posted by crc-ict
13th June 2008, 11:24 AM #18
I've seen this problem once which was years ago, not seen it since. I had no choice but to power it down by pressing the power button. All was well afterwards!
13th June 2008, 11:33 AM #19
no-ones RDP'd to the machine?
It can cause a funky lock on the machine, and the sessions not finished properly it can do this
could be the kids have found they can RDP (there's a version you can install on a USB stick). Who did it say it was locked as..?
13th June 2008, 04:25 PM #20
nope no-one has. The kids cant run .exe's so i doubt they have managed to get into it.
Originally Posted by Domino
Why would this help please?
Originally Posted by jinnantonnix
13th June 2008, 06:27 PM #21
No you can't! Start+L on a machine which isn't on a domain will only take you to the welcome screen. It doesn't even lock my XP Pro machine here which isn't on a domain.
Originally Posted by richard.thomas
13th June 2008, 07:34 PM #22
Come accross this: dont know if it is the answer as i have never experienced this problem before but worth a try/
Turn off the power management for the NIC. When the computer goes into standby mode, it will generally turn off power to the NIC, which in turn drops the network connection.
Since you no longer have a network connection, hitting CTRL-ALT-DEL will bring the screen up, but there is no way to authenticate the user.
Not on a domain - all the Windows Key + L does is take you to the Logon screen.
On a Domain - Locks the machine
Last edited by EduTech; 13th June 2008 at 07:40 PM.
13th June 2008, 07:36 PM #23
It takes you to the login screen yes but if you have set a password on your account you will need to enter it to continue.
13th June 2008, 10:53 PM #24
I've never seen this problem but it stinks of Remote desktop.
I know this problem and it is a PITA. Very similar to when the number of RDP's gets maxed out and you have to reset it.
Originally Posted by claridentech
This might be crazy but have you RDP'd to it yourself and seen what happens?
Originally Posted by Domino
Try and RDP it as admin whilst it is locked and observe its behaviour.
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