Windows 11 not locking itself

Pratik Shetty 66 Reputation points

After the recent windows update the group policy that we have set to lock the system after a set interval is not taking into affect. Issue is happening in windows 10 and 11. Any ideas ?

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Windows 11
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  1. S.Sengupta 15,756 Reputation points MVP

    Windows Key + R and type: regedit and click OK

    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    Now create a new 32-bit DWORD Value called InactivityTimeoutSecs and give it a value between 0 or 599940 – again, that is the number of seconds of inactivity you want to pass before locking your system.

    Then sign out of your session or restart your PC for the settings to go into effect.

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