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force screensaver using System Policies

By myd ·
I need to force a screensaver using System Policy Editor. (I am using Windows98 Version). I have a Windows 2000 Server but am using several Win9x workstations. Obviously, the screensavers work great on my Win2k workstations through group policy.I have created a scrnsavr.adm file and have loaded it into the Policy Editor along with Common.Adm and Windows.Adm, with no errors. I have it set for 2 minutes ("120"); however, the screensaver will not come on.

The Config.pol is located at %SYSTEMROOT%\Netlogon on the new server.
The ?remote update? is set to manual, pointing to %SYSTEMROOT%\netlogon\config.pol

Other aspects of the Config.pol are working, i.e., hide control panel; hide ?run?; etc.

Here is the Scrnsavr.Adm file:

CLASS USER

CATEGORY !!Screen_Saver_Policy
POLICY !!Screen_Saver
KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop"
PART !!Screen_Saver_Location EDITTEXT
DEFAULT !!DEF_SCREEN_SAVER
VALUENAME "FLYING WINDOWS"
END PART
END POLICY
POLICY !!ENABLE_SCREEN_SAVER
KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop"
VALUENAME ScreenSaveActive
VALUEON "1"
VALUEOFF "0"
END POLICY
POLICY !!ENABLE_Password
KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop"
VALUENAME ScreenSaverIsSecure
VALUEON "1"
VALUEOFF "0"
END POLICY
POLICY !!SCREEN_SAVER_IDLE_TIMEOUT
KEYNAME "Control Panel\Desktop"
VALUENAME "ScreenSaveTimeout"
VALUEON "120"
END POLICY
END CATEGORY

[strings]
Screen_Saver_Policy="Screen Saver Policies"
Screen_Saver="Screen Saver"
ENABLE_SCREEN_SAVER="Enable Screen Saver"
Screen_Saver_Location="Enter the location of the Screen Saver"
DEF_Screen_Saver="C:\WINDOWS\system\flying windows"
ENABLE_Password=Enable Password
SCREEN_SAVER_IDLE_TIMEOUT="Screen Saver Activation Timeout"

The Screensaver will not activate. What am I doing wrong?

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force screensaver using System Policies

by Ann777 In reply to force screensaver using S ...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q195655

Please see the above link. You are not activating scrnsave.exe in the sixth line. The above link has a complete example.

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by myd In reply to force screensaver using S ...

See Comment added 03/06/03

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by myd In reply to force screensaver using S ...

I changed line 6 to read:
VALUENAME SCRNSAVE.EXE

Still will not activate.

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by myd In reply to force screensaver using S ...

I changed "flying windows" to "scrsave.scr" and the screensaver will come on after the amount of idle time; however, it is not password protected. Any ideas? or help? The screensaver will NOT come on with any other screensaver. ??

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