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.

  • Have you tried disabling the screensaver? (Set to None) Mine does not ask for password when resuming from idle.
    – Moab
    Aug 15 '15 at 13:21
  • Screen saver is already set to none, also the checkbox for displaying the login screen is not checked.
    – Nicholas
    Aug 16 '15 at 2:45
  • By reviewing the "late answer", I was able to see this question. Have you messed with any settings in the Power Options? From there you can tell it screen to shut off after X minutes of inactivity, and set the Require password for wake up to no. I believe this would still make you enter a password after resuming from hibernate and standby. If this works, comment so we can move it into the answers.
    – DrZoo
    Oct 13 '15 at 20:28
  • Turning OFF `Require Password for wake-up' in the power options unfortunately also turns OFF the ask for password on resume from standby.
    – Nicholas
    Oct 14 '15 at 23:27

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

reference: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/windows/en-US/20847146-a4ff-4b88-9bab-ccc70b5d1554/do-not-require-password-after-display-off

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.

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    – DrZoo
    Oct 13 '15 at 20:30
  • @goofology The registry key addition you described seems to work just fine for me. Thanks.
    – Nicholas
    Oct 15 '15 at 0:39
  • Nice! I must have some other setting misconfigured on my machine. Thanks for getting back to us!
    – goofology
    Oct 15 '15 at 0:41
  • @Nicholas, where did you change the screen timeout for the lock-screen specifically, after setting this registry key?
    – goofology
    Nov 6 '15 at 22:46
  • it worked for me too on Windows 10. Changed to policy and didnt have to do anything else
    – Flion
    Aug 7 '16 at 12:10

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:


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    – fixer1234
    Dec 8 '15 at 18:31

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.


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


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