Vista/Win 7 Disable Prompt for password on Wakeup

I have several new clients running Windows 7 and I cannot seem to find an easy way to disable the Prompt for Password on Wakeup from Suspend/Hibernate and Sleep. (I have found the option in the control panel, but was hoping for a reg key setting). Is there a registry key or group policy enforcement that I am missing?

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Posted by: airwolf 13 years ago
Red Belt
There is a group policy setting for this under User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Power Management called "Prompt for password on resume from hibernate / suspend".
Posted by: mtaff 13 years ago
Yellow Belt
Thanks so much. I can set that on my next windows 7 image. Your response also led me to a way to do it using powercfg.exe. I think I am going to add this as a script on my KBOX.

(Credit to baarod from sevenforums)
0 disables the password prompting 1 enables it. I disabled it on all power schemes this should catch-all since I dont have any custom power schemes.

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Posted by: chrisadam11 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
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