Secondary Password for Windows 7

February 7, 2012 at 10:40:22
Specs: Windows 7
Is there a way to put a secondary password on a windows 7 computer? The computer is on the network, and our IT department has decided to use such a password format that everyone knows each others passwords. Now the original password is needed for our network, but I would like to have an additional password that would unlock my screen saver other then the Network password to keep prying eyes out. Any way to do this?

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#1
February 7, 2012 at 10:58:08
Talk to your IT dept.

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#2
February 7, 2012 at 12:53:31
Why talk to the IT department? Sounds like they are a bunch of idiots.

You need to get better techs instead.

There are many ways to secure resources. We'd have to know the topology and the resources and the OS and version to determine how to best secure the system. Generally file based permissions or other more aggressive means like encryption may be needed to access network based resources.

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#3
February 7, 2012 at 15:05:17
screen saver says on resume present logon box. So no it appears you can't assign a different password.

Any reason why you can't change your logon password?

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#4
February 7, 2012 at 15:33:20
"Why talk to the IT department?"

Because that's generally how it's done & that's their job. The computers where are work are so locked down you can barely change a thing without putting in a helpdesk request.

As for this particular issue, we have no idea where the OP works, but for whatever reason, the IT dept has the computers configured the way they are. If for some reason he feels his data must be more secure than everyone elses, let him contact IT & plead his case.


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#5
February 7, 2012 at 15:55:51
Doesn't sound like they have the skill set to prevent password changes. This way MrT2 can set his own password that no one knows as it should be.

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#6
February 7, 2012 at 19:09:41
This bothers me.

"our IT department has decided to use such a password format that everyone knows each others passwords."

If we assume the situation to be true it is a bad case for security and best practices.

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