I'm running Windows 8 Enterprise x64 (RTM), and I cannot figure out how to disable to the lock screen that appears after the computer has been idle for 10-15 minutes.
I've tried the following, and none of them work:
1) Disabling Screen Saver "display logon screen" option.
2) Disabling the Power Plan "require a password" setting.
3) Changing the lock screen policy:
None of these disable the lock screen, it still appears after 10-15 minutes. The only setting that has any affect at all is changing the policy (#3 above), but it merely disables the Welcome Screen image (the one that you click/drag/type on to get to the lock screen). But you still end up at the lock screen and have to re-enter your password.
Short of disabling the user login completely, is there any way to disable the lock-on-idle setting in Windows 8?