Screen Saver Policy only works when applied to Domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Glenn, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    I have a screen saver policy that is password protected and only works when
    link to the domain. The environment is a W2K3 SP2 and clients are XP SP2.
    All critical patches at the server and workstations are all up to date.

    OU1 computers are supposed to have a password protected screen saver.
    OU2 computers with screen saver but no password.
    UsersOU - Default Domain Policy and login banner

    I have recreated the OU, check the RSoP for OU1 even down to a specific
    workstation. The results show that the screen saver with password is applied
    but when I login to the workstation, the screen saver password is disabled
    and available for user setting.

    Any suggestion is appreciated.
    Glenn, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. The screensaver is a per-user thing. So, if you're applying this GPO to an
    OU that doesn't contain any users, there's your problem.

    Take a look at your OU hierarchy....and if you need different computers to
    have different settings, no matter which user logs into them, look into
    loopback processing for the specific GPOs.

    Try posting in for more help.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 5, 2008
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  3. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    Thanks for your help...I was testing it earlier on the User's OU but did not
    realize that my account was not in the User's OU. The Policy works by
    applying it to the User's OU as stated. Thanks.
    Glenn, Mar 5, 2008
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