Computer unlocks automatically

January 18, 2012 at 03:29:29
Specs: Windows 7/XP
When locking some of our Desktops/Laptops using either windows+L or via ctrl-alt-del they unlock themselves almost instantly for seemingly no reason. Once this occurs, you can lock it again and it seems to stay locked until you manually come and unlock it yourself.

Anyone come across this before? It's happening on Win7 & XP sp3


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#1
January 20, 2012 at 09:54:18
Are your computers and laptops on a domain by chance?

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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#2
January 20, 2012 at 10:02:41
Yes they all are

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#3
January 20, 2012 at 10:04:30
This could very well be a security measure your domain admin has put in place. However, seeing as how you have to do it twice, maybe it hasn't correctly been pushed through the GPO.

Did your domain admin say anything about this or..?

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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#4
January 20, 2012 at 10:07:56
There isn't one set Domain Admin so it's up to us to check the policies in place. Any policy in particular you think may cause this?

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#5
January 20, 2012 at 10:14:05
Well a policy is a theory of what could cause this.. sometimes when a GPO doesn't go down the pipe correctly you sometimes have to repeat an action on the local computer in order for it to respond correctly.

Are there any current GPO's in place on the server?

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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#6
January 20, 2012 at 10:17:33
Yep, a two main ones, one applying to computers and the other users.

Each have a lot of settings within them though. It would be the user GP that would affect something like this but no setting in specific stands out


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#7
January 20, 2012 at 11:01:22
What about scripts that execute on user logons? You can find those in active directory..

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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