Locking Workstation

by Apr 18, 2019

PowerShell can access low-level API functions by using C#-style signatures. This way, API functions are compiled in-memory and added as new types. The example below uses an API function to lock the workstation:

Function Lock-WorkStation 
    $signature = '[DllImport("user32.dll",SetLastError=true)]
    public static extern bool LockWorkStation()'
    $t = Add-Type -memberDefinition $signature -name api -namespace stuff -passthru
    $null = $t::LockWorkStation()

So the lock out the current user, run this:

PS C:\> Lock-WorkStation 

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