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1 10th September 02:42
angelazvr
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Hello all and thanks in advance. I'd like to set a group policy to
automatically kick in the screensaver after a set interval of inactivity on
my server no matter who's logged on (say 15 minutes). I know this setting is
in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop" for a machine, but I'd like this
to take effect domain-wide and be built when they logon, what policy should I
be looking at setting?
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2 10th September 02:42
miha pihler mvp
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Hi,

Open Group Policy and go to User Configuration. Here go to Administrative
Templates, Control Panel, Display. Double click on the policy named "Screen
Saver timeout" and configure it -- e.g. enter 15 minutes timeout.

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3 10th September 02:43
michael d ober
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In the same policy area, you will need to set the screen saver name as well
or the timeout won't take effect. Also, set the "Password Protected"
policy.

Mike Ober.
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4 10th September 02:43
angelazvr
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Thanks Miha,
One question, is there a registry entry that does this setting? (I'm
creating an INF file that will be used to import these settings)
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5 10th September 08:17
miha pihler mvp
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Can you explain a bit more? Why do you want to do the import? Why not simply
configure a group policy that would (re)configure computers in domain (or
OU)?

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6 10th September 08:19
angelazvr
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Some computers are stand alone/not in the domain and I want to have a simple
way of configuring their security settings - i.e., INF file.
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7 10th September 08:23
steven l umbach
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You can use .reg file to configure registry settings. The link below
explains more. For settings found in Local Security Policy under local
policies you can create a Security Template to import into each computer
either manually or in a batch file using the secedit command to configure
with the Security Template which is an .inf file. Security Templates can be
modified, copied, and created with the mmc snapin for Security
emplates. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310516 --- .reg files
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