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Create a Desktop Shortcut that Locks a Windows Workstation


Create a Desktop Shortcut that Locks a Windows Workstation

1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
2. In the Create Shortcut Wizard, type %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation in the Type the location of the item box, and then click Next. Note that LockWorkStation is case sensitive.
3. On the "Type a name for this shortcut" page, type Lock Workstation in the Type a name for this shortcut box, and then click Finish.
4. Right-click the shortcut you just made, and then click Properties.
5. Click the Shortcut tab, and then click Change Icon.
6. In the Change Icon dialog box, type %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll in the Look for icons in this file box, and then click OK.
7. Browse through the available icons, and then select an icon that makes it easy for the users to identify that the shortcut is to be used to lock the workstation. Click the icon you want to use, and then click OK.
8. Click OK.
9. Double-click the shortcut, and note that the workstation automatically locks itself. The user must press CTRL+ALT+DEL, and then type his or her credentials to unlock the workstation.


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