You could use the screen saver and enable "On resume, display logon screen".
This perhaps isn't ideal, but may be enough to do the job if you set the
wait time to a minute or so.
"AZ Stan" <AZ Stan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've encountered an inconvenient new behavior with Windows Vista. With
> Windows XP, if I go to advanced power settings and choose 'Do Nothing'
> the laptop lid is closed, the computer will be 'locked' when I open the
> I use this all the time to start a big job and secure my computer quickly.
> Now it looks like I have to take an extra step to lock the computer before
> closing the lid. In the new Vista power management, the only option that
> will automatically lock the computer is 'sleep', which will stop my
> Am I missing something?