i would recommend that you set an adminster password on your office computer, that way, when you come out of screensaver, it
will prompt you for your log in password name on XP, if you havent created a password, thats the reason its not asking you
I am running WinXP Professional on both my home and
computers, and I am trying to set password protection on
my screen saver. When I right-click on the desktop, I
click on "Properties," then go to the "Screen Saver" tab.
There is a check-box that reads "On resume, password
protect," and I click on that, and a little check mark
appears in the box. According to the Win XP on-line help,
that should set the password protection.
The problem is the password prompt never appears. On
previous versions of Windows, clicking on the "Preview"
button will start the screen saver, and it would prompt
for a password, but not in WinXP. I just move my mouse,
and the desktop appears as usual. When I set the screen
saver to start after just one minute on inactivity, same
result. No matter what I try, I can't seem to enable the
password protection on the screen saver.
Yes, I know there is a way to lock the computer via Task
Manager, but I'd gotten used to the convenience of putting
a shortcut to my favorite screen saver on the Taskbar or
the desktop, and just clicking on it to start the password-
protected screen saver.
I do need this at work, for obvious security reasons. If
I'm missing something, or if anybody has any ideas, I
would appreciate it. BTW, I am the administrator on my
home PC, but not my office PC, if that helps, but it
doesn't make any difference for this problem, because it
is the same on both my home and office PCs. Thanks.