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Windows 10 lock screen Settings

Windows 10 lock screen Settings

 Windows 10 Lock screen Settings may look unnecessary to some people, but it has some features and settings that can be configured to improve user experience and performance.  In this article i will explain the features of  windows 10 lock screen.
To configure the settings, first of all open lock screen settings, press Windows Key + I to enter the new Settings Page and then click Personalization. From the left-hand menu, select Lock screen.
 
In the Lock screen settings first option is background, here we have three options.
Windows 10 Lock Screen Background Options
 
  • Windows Spotlight, it displays random images periodically. You can like/dislike images that helps Windows to display images of your preference. 
  • Picture, it allows to select picture from list of available picture or you can browse for pictures in your computer. If you have selected this option, then you will have  an option enable/disable  to show the fun facts and tips about Windows and Cortana on your Lock screen
  •  Slidheshow allows to select multiple pictures to be displayed as a slideshow.
 Furthermore, we have two more options
  • Choose an app to show detailed status, this option allows Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Weather and many other applications to display information on lock screen.
  • Choose apps to show quick status, this option performs the same task but show minimal status and details.
 
 
Windows 10 Lock Screen Apps
 Next we can enable/disable lock screen background picture on the login screen.
Windows 10 Lock Screen Background Pic
 Lastly, we have three more options
  • Cortana lock screen settings, it allows us to enable the cool feature of Cortana on the lock screen.
  • Screen timeout settings, this setting opens the Power and sleep option where we can configure the screen and sleep timeout.
  • Screen Saver settings, it will open the screen saver settings window where you can chose your screen saver and other related options.
Windows 10 Lock Screen Other
  

 Disable/Enable Lock Screen

 In case you decide to disable the lock screen, you can do it through the registry.
Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows key + R, input regedit, and then click OK
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindows
Right click “Windows” and click new key name it “Personalization ”.
Windows 10 Lock Screen Registry
 
Inside the “Personalization” create new DWord value named “NoLockScreen” and assign the value 1. It will disable the Lock screen, if you ever want to enable the Lock screen again, change the value to 0.

Windows 10 Lock Screen Registry

 In conclusion, lock screen settings adds value to the user experience that can be configured to your needs and if you want to disable it totally, you can do through registry.

Dynamic Distribution Group List Member

Dynamic Distribution List

Dynamic distribution list or group is a mail-enabled Active Directory group objects that are created to expedite the mass sending of email messages and other information within a Microsoft Exchange organization without the need to add the group members manually.

Problem:

Some time you may need a list of users that are member of any specific distribution group. As it is not a normal group, so there is not straightforward method to get the list of users. From Exchange 2010 onward, Power Shell is the way to check the members of Dynamic Distribution group.

Solution:

We will see how we can do that.

Step1:

First get the dynamic Distribution Group named “ITGroup” and assigned to variable $DGIT.
Open exchange Power Shell and run the following:
$DGIT = Get-DynamicDistributionGroup “ITGroup”

 

Step2:

Next run the query and list the recipients and assigned to a variable $AllReceip

$AllReceip = Get-Recipient -RecipientPreviewFilter $DGIT.RecipientFilter -OrganizationalUnit $DGIT.RecipientContainer –ResultSize Unlimited

 

Step3:

Lastly, list all the recipients with any the information we need and export the result to CSV.

$AllReceip | Select-Object Name,PrimarySmtpAddress,Title,Department,city | Export-Csv -Path “D:\ITGroup-Users.csv”

Dynamic Distribution List Members
Open the CSV file and you will have the list of distribution group members with the selected attributes.