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GP in Server 03 to lock idle computers after X minutes

By winkyrules ·
Hello, I need to lock all idle computers after 5 or 10 minutes via a group policy in Server 03. All clients are Windows XP Pro. It is best not to use a screen saver at individual workstations. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks for any help!!!

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You're going to have to use a password protected screen saver

by Why Me Worry? In reply to GP in Server 03 to lock i ...

Create a GPO with the following settings

User Configuration-Administrative Templates-Display-Password Protect the Screen Saver.

Since these machines are joined to a domain, the users will have to unlock the machines using their domain passwords. I really don't know any other way to do this. You don't really need to enable a screen saver per se, but password protecting it and enabling a 5 minute timeout in the GPO is the same things as having someone press CTRL-ALT-DEL after 5 minutes minutes and locking down the PC.

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