Friday, March 08, 2013

Lockscreen shortcut

When bouncing about on different desktops, virtual and otherwise physical its easy to leave a computer unlocked sometimes. This isn’t so good, but shortcuts tends to flip out when accessing remote systems. A good security practice is to create a desktop shortcut that can lock the computer very easily.

So,

1. Create a shortcut

2. Enter: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

3. Save and change icon to a padlock or something more logical. This among other icons can be found in Shell32.dll under system32

References:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/13278-lock-computer-create-shortcut.html

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_change_the_icon_of_a_desktop_shortcut.html

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