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Group policy and Screen Saver

By RGN Networking ·
This network that I am working with is in a domain, with a policy that enforce a Screen Saver and automatic lock out of the account after 20 minutes. Windows Server 2003 and Vista.

When the Vista workstation locks out, a different user with a different username, cannot log in, because the previous user still has an active session in place. How do I get around this? Ideally, I would like the computer to automatically log off after "x" minutes.

I have tried setting up a script with winexit.scr, inserted into the workstations system32 folder. I created a script that only affects a specific group of users. This script has Screen Saver, Timeout, and Executable Name (winexit.scr) all enabled in Group Policy. With it enabled, this policy is not working.

Any ideas?


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Have you setup a Vista domain policy administration workstation

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Managing Windows Vista Group Policy (Part 1)
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http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Managing-Windows-Vista-Group-Policy-Part1.html
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Managing Windows Vista Group Policy (Part 2)
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http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Managing-Windows-Vista-Group-Policy-Part2.html
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Managing Windows Vista Group Policy (Part 3)
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http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Managing-Windows-Vista-Group-Policy-Part3.html
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Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Vista
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=41dc179b-3328-4350-ade1-c0d9289f09ef&displaylang=en
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Windows Server Group Policy
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/grouppolicy/default.aspx
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There are some updates for the server as well

by Jacky Howe In reply to Have you setup a Vista do ...

Update for Windows Small Business Server 2003: Windows Vista and Outlook 2007 compatibility (KB 926505)
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