JSI Tip 4725. Your screensaver password works when your account is locked out?

The mechanism for unlocking a password protected screen saver does NOT check to see if the account is locked out.

If you account is locked out, the default unlocking behavior will still accept a valid password and unlock the screen saver.

One downside of this behavior is that if the computer is locked, and the account is locked, a successful break-in will NOT register a 528 event in the Security event log.

To workaround these behaviors, Copy / Paste the following entries to a <Drive:>\Folder\ForceUnlockLogon.reg file and run regedit /s <Drive:>\Folder\ForceUnlockLogon.reg:


\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\]

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