GP To Force XP Clients into 5 Minute Screensaver with Password Che

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Richard K, May 21, 2008.

  1. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    I have a client who wants to force a policy for each of their user accounts
    so that they turn on their screen saver after 5 minutes and you need your
    password to get back to a live screen. We can either go around to each
    client or better yet I am thinking I can set up a GP to do this for domain
    members. The question is how since this is somewhat new to me.


    -Richard K
    Richard K, May 21, 2008
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  2. Richard K

    Costas Guest

    Create a new GPO and link it to the 'MyBusiness' OU. Name is something link
    "ScreenSaver Policy". Then drill down to: User Configuration |
    Administrative Templates | Control Panel | Display.

    There are 4 settings to the right that you have to set: Screen Saver,
    Screen Saver executable Name, Password Protect the screen saver and Screen
    Saver timeout.

    Hope that helps
    Costas, May 21, 2008
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  3. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    Thanks I will give that a try

    Richard K, May 22, 2008
  4. Richard K

    Richard K Guest

    For the "screen saver executable name" what happens if I do not configure
    this option? I am thinking I want the user to use the screen saver password
    policy but let them pick what screen saver they want. If they don't pick a
    screen saver will one be picked for them by default?
    Richard K, May 22, 2008
  5. Richard K

    Costas Guest


    I'm not sure how this will work, because I never tried it like that. My
    advise is to implement the change without specifying a screen saver, deploy
    it and see if it will work.
    Costas, May 22, 2008
  6. Richard K

    Gregg Hill Guest

    If you give no name, it uses the default %systemroot%\system32\logon.scr
    screen saver.

    Five minutes? Be prepared to get beaten to death!

    Gregg Hill
    Gregg Hill, May 23, 2008
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