Change Windows Server 2012 lock time out / CTRL+ALT+Del


In Server 2012 / R2 by default, the lock screen will put the monitors to sleep after 1 minute. which is not good especially if you are working in labs and switching between servers quickly is become hard 😦 . by default if you tried to change it’s configurations from control panel power option in not exist so we have to enable that from registry 1st and change it’s value from control panel.

  1. Open the following registry key by Run..> RegEdit

  in the right side of console change that value “Attributes ” to be 2 instead of 1

new value should be Attributes=2


then go to control panel and change:

Control Panel>Power Options>Change Plan Settings>Change Advanced Power Settings
   Note:The new Display section “Console lock display off timeout” is now available. (after enabling registry value)

Disabling the Windows Server 2012 Lock Screen Timeout

after you enable this option in registry you can configure that from Control panel.

Disabling the Windows Server 2012 Lock Screen Timeout-02


that’s it 🙂

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About Hany Abd El-Wahab

Hany has 9+ years of experience as IT Solution Architect, Consultation and Training. through a broad range of vendors and technologies (Microsoft, VMware, EMC, Symantec and more). Also certified (Microsoft x4 MCSE, 2x MCITP, 15x MCTS), (VMware VCP-DCV, x2 VCP, 3x VCA, VCSTP), (EMC ISM, VNX-IE), DELL(DCSE-E, S) and more...
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5 Responses to Change Windows Server 2012 lock time out / CTRL+ALT+Del

  1. amagsmb says:

    it’s really annoying me in lab environments.
    thanks for the post

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks very useful!

  3. Steve says:

    Very useful thanks.

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