This will make your computer (at least one running Windows Server 2003) never lock after inactivity and not require ctl-alt-del to login in. It may be similar for Windows XP too.
Here’s the answer:
- Goto Start>Run and type gpedit.msc
- Once it comes up go to computer configuration go to Windows>Settings>local policies>security options
(For Windows XP you’d go to: Windows Settings>Security Settings>Local Policies>Security Options)
- From there you will see the require Ctl-Alt-Del setting. Disable it. (I’m not sure if you need to do this and this isn’t shown here in Windows XP.)
- Next find the one that says “Amount of idle time required before suspending session” and change it to its maximum value 99999.
I found part of this answer here.
It was quite hard to to locate this gem of information on the web but here are all of the searches I tried:
- “this computer is in use and has been locked” #The message I want to not see
- disable “this computer is in use and has been locked”
- “Server 2003″ lock after time
- “Server 2003″ auto logoff after set time
- “Server 2003″ locked