How do I unlock a computer?
On computers that are used by more than one person, you may find that someone has forgotten to log off and the workstation is locked.
A computer I need to use is locked by somebody else. How do I unlock it?
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Step by step
There are a three ways of dealing with this situation.:
- Best is to track down the user who didn't log off and have them unlock the computer and log off appropriately.
- Contact IT Services and see if it is possible to log the culprit off remotely.
- Lastly, you can power off the workstation by pressing the power button and holding it down until the machine powers off.