How to disable Windows 10 lock screen password on IDLE only

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I would like to configure this windows 10 machine to not ask for a password when resuming from IDLE, but still ask for a password when resuming from STANDBY or HIBERNATE.

The screen needs to turn off after 5 minutes and NOT use a screen saver.

The only information I can find is about disabling the lock screen password entirely – which is not what I want. Whether the lock screen continues to show or not is relevant as long as it doesn’t require a password.

Version is Windows 10 Pro. It is also connected to a SBS2011 domain.

How to solve :

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Method 1

Using gpedit, set the “Allow users to select when a password is required when resuming from connected standby” policy to “Enabled” under “Computer\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\”


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System] "AllowDomainDelayLock"=dword:00000001


In my case, after enabling this policy, the screen just stays on (ignoring my screen timeout setting) presumably until the sleep timer triggers. I am unable to find a location to set the ‘Require a Password after the display is off for…’ timer that was previously available in Windows 8.1 Accounts>Sign-in Options.

Method 2

Just wanted to share my workaround… I worked off of windows 8.1 settings to change the lockout value in the registry …

In your registry, navigate to:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

Then change the value to the desired timeout period (use Decimal to specify the time in seconds). I have it set to 6 hours
“DelayLockInterval”=dword:00005460” (21600 decimal)

My workaround is based off of what was posted here for windows 8.1:

Method 3

Run CMD as administrator and type :

REG ADD "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization" /v "NoLockScreen"   /t REG_DWORD     /d "00000001" /f

After PC restart, LockScreen should be disabled.

Method 4

Aside from other tips, in Screen Savers put “Blank” instead of “None”, then it won’t ask for login credentials.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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