have you tried from the Screen Saver setup screen checking the box for require logon on resume.
it might fix the #1 problem/question.
"jim" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:AA295B6B-5041-4AB2-872A-055D793968CE@microsoft.com...
I really like the way that Vista handles sleep mode. It writes memory
contents to disk as if hibernating, then sleeps by appearing to completely
shut off the computer (no blinking lights or distractions). Then wakes up
very quickly when turned back on, or in the case of a power failure, resumes
I have 2 questions:
1. Can I change the behavior of the start menu power button to first log off
the user, and then sleep? Then when the computer is turned on, it will be at
the welcome screen where the appropriate person can select their login button
(it is a shared computer).
2. Failing that, can I change the welcome screen power button to sleep
instead of shutdown the computer?