policy editor help lease

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Larry, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I wish to set up a policy that if the workstation becomes
    idle the user is forced to enter a password to continue.
    I can find the option in screen saver properties at the
    workstation for 'On resume password protect' but I
    figure I should be able to do this at the server in
    policy editor and have it apply to all workstations. Can
    anybody give me a clue on how to do it, or even where.
    Any help appreciated.
    Larry, Mar 2, 2004
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  2. Larry

    Russ Guest

    Well if they aren't admins can they change screen saver Options?
    I'm Admin on everything so I don't know.

    If a NON admin can change screen saver I don't know how to help you.
    if a NON admin Can't Change it. Simple make the user a non Admin to the PC

    My 2 cents
    Worth about .002
    Russ, Mar 2, 2004
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  3. Larry

    Justin Wong Guest

    From memory you can do it with a GPO.

    Use the group policy management snap in.
    Create a new GPO.
    Edit the GPO so that the screen saver options are set. If its defined in the
    computer section and not the user disable the user. If its defined the user
    section and not the computer disable the computer section of the GPO.

    Then create a link to the GPO from either the Computer OU or the Users OU.
    The policy should then apply after the next Group Policy update. If you want
    to force this on the workstation. Type gpupdate /force at the command prompt
    on the workstation.

    Inside the Group Policy you can also specifiy lots of other options for the
    desktop environment.

    Justin Wong, Mar 2, 2004
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