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Setting a printer password

By dhwigston ·
I work in an office where there is a lot of personal data and credit information available on our computers. Recently we have had a few issues with fraud. I wondered if there is any possibility of if someone needs to do a screen print then there should be an alert box asking for a password to enable the print to continue. Can this be done under a local administor setting?
Also, when we press ctrl+alt+del it gives us a chance to lock our computers. If somebody does not do this it locks itself after 15 minutes. How can we reduce the automatic locking time?

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by fushigi681 In reply to Setting a printer passwor ...

What operating system you used? If you are using Win XP - on the desktop, right click, then select properties, on the menu bar choose screen saver then check the box that has message On resume, password protect. On wait option choose the desired minutes you want to lock your computer. Then click apply then ok. Exactly what you need to do. Finished!

Please inform me if you have any questions.

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by visionaire99 In reply to Setting a printer passwor ...

There is a WINDOWS based application at http://www.printerpassword.com, called PRINTLOCK. Seems to work well for me.

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PRINTLOCK is what I use.

by buyer In reply to Setting a printer passwor ...

There is only one solution. It is called PRINTLOCK.

I got it at:

http://www.printerpassword.com

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