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ribZ Jan 23, 2014 @ 4:28pm
The screen is locked on the home computer
Will we ever be able to stream from a computer that is locked or is it impossible / going to stay the way it is?
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Shadow Feb 4, 2014 @ 5:27pm 
I am also having the same issue. I keep my main computer locked as to keep my kids from messing around with it. It would be nice to still use it to stream even though it is locked.
grahamquest Feb 4, 2014 @ 7:20pm 
so what I do is also have team viewer installed on the machines im streaming from. I have an option under "actions" not not auto lock my computer. So when I remote in, log in, make sure steam is running fine, then stop remoting in and play some games! That seems to work for me
mwisniach Feb 4, 2014 @ 9:41pm 
Definitely would be nice to have an easy way to unlock the host from the client via the streaming client. Whenever I access the host while locked, it shows me the desktop as if it were unlocked, but won't respond to mouse commands.
Assimilator69 Mar 17, 2014 @ 8:59pm 
THis needs fixing
Mr. Lahey Mar 18, 2014 @ 7:25am 
I completely agree. My rig runs 24/7 and I normally keep it locked when it's not being used. To use IHS, however, I have no choice but to leave unlocked.

An option in IHS to give the Host login credentials so it will automatically unlock>stream>re-lock would be great
Infinite Mar 23, 2014 @ 9:47pm 
I'm using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to connect to my server computer. Because of the way this is integrated with the OS, Steam reports the computer is locked. Even if you are logged in to RDP with steam open. I would love to see this changed in the future.
TheXRavenX Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:21pm 
This is my biggest concern with streaming. Anyone at the host computer can mess up my game. RDC, LogMeIn, Go2mypc, all have the ability to lockout the host mouse and keyboard and to make the screen go dark. Not only is that great for streaming, it saves electricity by not uselessly powering the monitor on the host.
Last edited by TheXRavenX; Mar 26, 2014 @ 12:21pm
Orbitrap Apr 22, 2014 @ 7:36am 
I have the same problem. When I wake my straming computer using wake on lan, it locks the screen and I can't stream....I guess I could use teamviewer, but that is one step too many + teamviewer seems to mess up some full screen games so I don't liek to keep it running all the time....
danzan Apr 22, 2014 @ 8:52am 
Maybe something like this could be used:

Remotely Unlock a Windows Workstation
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/16197/Remotely-Unlock-a-Windows-Workstation

or

Logon command line utility
http://www.softtreetech.com/24x7/archive/51.htm

Arctic Tempest Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:49am 
Open up a command-line (CMD) with admin privileges, and type:

TSCON <SessionIDNumber> /DEST:Console /PASSWORD:PasswordForUser

For example:

TSCON 3 /DEST:Console /Password:ThisIsThePasswordForTheUserLoggedIntoSession3

You can find out what your session ID is by opening up Task Manager and looking at the Users tab.

This will disconnect that user and attach that session to the console, which will also unlock the screen.

Of course WARNING: Using this method WILL unlock the remote machine, so anyone sitting in front of it will have full access.

Edit: I will investigate writing a quick small GUI tool that can automate this process in C# later tonight after work, if anyone is interested.
Last edited by Arctic Tempest; Apr 22, 2014 @ 11:56am
Trump Voter May 26, 2014 @ 4:58pm 
I don't know if it's possible, but I'd really love to be able to stream on a locked host PC
Arctic Tempest May 30, 2014 @ 12:35pm 
Originally posted by Knickles:
I don't know if it's possible, but I'd really love to be able to stream on a locked host PC
I do not think that is possible due to how the streamer is basically a screen capturer + input feedback system. I could go into the technical details, but the bottom line is likely no.
Trump Voter May 30, 2014 @ 1:39pm 
That's what I figured
Josiah Jul 3, 2014 @ 6:31am 
Originally posted by Goose:
I'm using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to connect to my server computer. Because of the way this is integrated with the OS, Steam reports the computer is locked. Even if you are logged in to RDP with steam open. I would love to see this changed in the future.
doing exactly the same thing lol and yes it says that the pc in locked although i'm on in through RDM it's annoying... maybe i'll install teamviewer now on both of them and see if that unlocks it :) but first i'll test that command line, thanks Arctic Tempest
Arctic Tempest Jul 4, 2014 @ 9:22pm 
Originally posted by Josiah:
[...] but first i'll test that command line, thanks Arctic Tempest

Also, you can try creating a shortcut with the following target:

C:\Windows\system32\TSCON.exe %sessionname% -DEST:Console

It *should* disconnect the RDP session you are currently in and attach it to the console (aka unlock the remote machine). I personally use this method most of the time.

NOTE: You have to right click and run the shortcut as administrator or else nothing will happen.
Last edited by Arctic Tempest; Jul 4, 2014 @ 9:22pm
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