XP clients in a domain environment gets automatically locked

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Haroon Malik, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    HI,

    All my XP clients in a domain environment gets automatically locked after a
    periof of inactivity. How can i disable this feature ?
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    Haroon Malik

    Systems Engineer
    Aljazeera Cannel
    Doha Qatar
     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 9, 2006
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    If this is being done via group policy (probably a pw-protected screensaver
    after X minutes of idle time), either change it for everyone on the server,
    or move these computers to an OU that isn't linked to this policy. Hard to
    say more without knowing where this GP is being applied...
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Feb 9, 2006
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  3. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    HI,

    There is no GP for screen saver applied.
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    Haroon Malik

    Systems Engineer
     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 9, 2006
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  4. Hi Haroon,

    This is local to each machine. You can use GP to change
    their settings or go to each machine and edit the display
    setting / screen saver.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 9, 2006
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  5. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    Dear Michael,

    Is this the default behaviour of Windows, because there is no screen saver
    enabled for the users on the PC's.

    However please tell me how should i configure the GPO on my AD to disable
    this automatic locking of workstations.

    Please help. Thanks in advance.
     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 11, 2006
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  6. Click start / run: gpedit.msc. Under Local Computer Policy, expand User
    Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand control panel,
    expand display.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 13, 2006
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  7. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    Hi,

    I have seen that but there is no screen saver enabled. I dont know why
    screen saver is being mentioned here. The clients get automatically locked
    exactly likes when you lock your machine yourself.
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    Haroon Malik

    Systems Engineer
    Aljazeera Cannel
    Doha Qatar
     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 14, 2006
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  8. The default setting is Windows XP screen saver on resume, password
    protect after 10 minutes. There is no other process which locks the screen
    automatically in such a way. It is a display property setting.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MVP, Feb 14, 2006
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  9. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    So how can i control that ?
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    Haroon Malik



     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 14, 2006
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  10. Group policy.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 14, 2006
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  11. Haroon Malik

    Haroon Malik Guest

    Dear Michael,

    There is no group policy applied. Even after running rsop.msc on client i
    dont see any policy of screen saver defined.
     
    Haroon Malik, Feb 15, 2006
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  12. Hi Haroon,

    You are seeing the default setting on each client.
    You have to use GP to change the default on each
    machine without physically going to each machine..
    Sorry for the confusion.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Feb 15, 2006
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