Wed Dec 11 15:28:12 ICT 2013

Disable lock screen and password change in Windows XP

Student should not be allowed to lock the machines in the laboratory. This prevents them to prepend a machine and prevent access to other fellow students.

In a similar way, the password change menu should be disabled to encourage students using the web page for account management.

Use the Groupd Policiy Editor to disable both functions on Windows XP, follow the step-by-step instructions bellow:

  1. Run gpedit from command line, press Windows-R and type gpedic.msc.
  2. in the left pane, select User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.
  3. Change the options for Remove Lock Computer and Remove Password Change in the right pane.

Posted by Olivier | Permanent link | File under: administration, ms_windows