GitLab Runner on Windows not executing jobs while the host machine is locked

Hello everyone

I am working on an internal project for my company and we want to set up a GitLab Runner on a Windows VM while using the shell executor (PowerShell namely). One of the issues that we recently discovered is that once the Windows screen is locked, after some time with no interaction, we cannot start any new jobs on the GitLab Runner unless the Windows is manually unlocked by a user. It would be preferred (for many reasons) if we can access the GitLab Runner without always having the Windows VM manually unlocked (in other words: permanently unlocked screen). Is there some configuration setting that can be set somewhere to enable such behavior?

Best regards