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By kneighbor ·
FOr security on all Nt workstations 4.0 I want to implement screen savers to launch after 15 minutes with password protection, The deal is I want to do this without walking to each workstation. Like maybe a regisrty edit or sometime of script help please.

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by Inspectorclave In reply to Adding a setting to all c ...

You can use either a mandatory profile (ex: ntuser.man) or create a default policy using the policy editor.

The policy editor will allow you to specifically set the screen saver. Make sure you create a group will all of the workstations in it and add the group to the policy.

HTH
Inspectorclave
MCP

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by toolkit In reply to Adding a setting to all c ...

The related registry-entries can be found under HKEY_CURRENT_USER - ControlPanel -Desktop - WindowMetrics.

Place a registry hive in the user's startup-script or startup-folder - bingo.
Next time the user logs on the registry hive will be loaded and the screensaver will be activated.

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by simon.wellborne In reply to Adding a setting to all c ...

Hmm, I had the similar problem once, but I found that security restirctions stopped any registry modification from the logon script.

I have pasted in here the custom code I used in the common.adm for my ntconfig.pol file.

If you add it to your common.adm you will find a new entry under the Control Panel Category for every user/group you add to your policy.

You can then specify a default screensaver, password protect etc.

I find Policy files the best way to make any changes to an individual machine. Logon scripts are excellent for most things, but where possible (and not always so) I recommend using a policy for registry changes.

I hope this helps you.

Regards

Simon Wellborne

You will need to paste this text after the END CATEGORY ; Display that appears in the custom.adm file, but before the END CATEGORY ; Control Panel.

The text has not wrapped properly here, so I hope it pastes ok.


CATEGORY !!Scr_Saver
POLICY !!Scr_Saver_Set
KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop"

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