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Automatic lock workstation

By NetTek ·
Looking for a registry adjustment, freeware, or vbscript that will cause a WinXP Pro or Win2K Pro machine to automatically lock workstation without user intervention after a period of inactivity.

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by JohnGreer In reply to Automatic lock workstatio ...

Are you looking for something other than the builtin "screensaver with password" function?

You can simply activate the "Blank Screen" screen saver and select "password protect".

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by NetTek In reply to Automatic lock workstatio ...

See above comment.

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by NetTek In reply to Automatic lock workstatio ...

I apologize. I should have been more specific. We are basically looking to implement a "policy". We want all workstations to lock after a period of inactivity for security purposes, and end users would not be able to alter this setting.

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by D_V Ant In reply to Automatic lock workstatio ...

From MS website
Here is the url to view the page...
http://tinyurl.com/bl2m

Screen Saver Group Policy Settings


You can enable Group Policy settings that control whether users use screen savers and whether they can change screen saver properties. Table 8.8 lists and describes each Group Policy setting.

Other Group Policy settings you enforce can affect screen saver Group Policy settings. For additional information, right-click the Group Policy setting, click Properties, and then click the Explain tab, or refer to the Group Policy Reference on the Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD.

The Group Policy settings listed in Table 8.8 are located in the Group Policy snap-in under Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display.

Table 8.8 Group Policy Settings That Can Affect Screen Saver Functionality Group Policy Setting
Description

Hide screen saver tab

Removes Screen Saver tab from Display in Control Panel.
No screen saver

Enable to prevent any screen savers from running.


Screen saver executable name

Specifies the screen saver for the user's desktop and prevents changes.


Password protect the screen saver

Enable to set passwords on all screen savers. Disable to prevent passwords from being used on all screen savers.

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by NetTek In reply to Automatic lock workstatio ...

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Instead of applying this to each computer's Local Group Policy, we instead applied this to our Active Directory Group Policy so that it applies to all workstations without having to visit each one.

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