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Temporary Lock Windows PC Using Local Group Policy Editor

Temporary Lock Windows PC Using Local Group Policy Editor

Previously there was a tutorial on how to set a Windows PC Temporary Lock Using the Command Prompt, now we will explain how to set a Windows PC Temporary Lock Using the Command Prompt. Follow these steps:


1. To open the Local Group Policy Editor, press Start, type “gpedit.msc,” and then click the result.


2. In the Local Group Policy Editor, on the left, browse to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Account Lockout Policy. Then on the right side, double click on the “Account lockout threshold” setting.


3. In the window property setting, invalid logon attempts will be set as “0” by default, which means that the limit sign in setting is not enabled. To change it, you high enter a new number. We recommend that you enter at least 3 to help ensure you don't lock-out from your own system when you type your own password incorrectly. Click “OK” when finished.


4. Windows will automatically configure the two related settings for 30 minutes. Account lockout duration” controls how long your PC will lock out when it exceeds the sign-in limit you set. “Reset account lockout counter after” controls how long you have to wait if the actual sign-in limit is not reached, to reset the sign-in limit. You cannot change these values ?? here, so just click the “OK” button.


5. Back in the main Local Group Policy Editor window, you will see that all three settings in the “Account Lockout Policy” folder have changed according to the new configuration. You can change all the settings with a double click to open the properties window on that setting.


6. After you finish setting the settings you want, close the Local Group Policy Editor. The settings will be effective immediately, but because this is a setting on the sign-in screen, then you have to log out and log in again to test the settings. And if you want to change all settings back to the way they were, follow the steps above to re-enter the Local Group Policy Editor and change the “Account lockout threshold” setting back to 0.

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