An annoying little ritual we must all follow is the periodic password change. I had to change mine and I had a remote desktop session which of course wanted a session lock and password entry to update the credentials.
To lock a local session, you simply enter: windows+L
It works great with local sessions but it does nothing for remote desktop sessions.
For remote desktop; you can enter: CTRL+ALT+INS but this may not work as it requires you to configure remote desktop for it to work.
* Open the Remote Desktop Connection utility and click Options. * Open the Local Resources tab * Change the value for Apply Windows key combinations option under Keyboard to On the remote computer. * This will send all key combinations to the remote desktop connection; including Ctrl-Alt-Ins.
There is one more way which doesn’t require configuration changes.
Simply, enter: rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation
After that a quick unlock and the credentials are updated.