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Mandatory Screen Saver implementation

By ndewhall ·
I would like to know an easy way to implement a mandatory screen saver default time across a Domain. Our WAN is NT 4.0 SP 6.0. Windows 2000 workstations. Therefore no Group Poicy. I know using MMC group policy of Local machine under the administrative templates, ciontrol panel, display tree how to change it but I want a script that will implement it across the whle Domain. Logging onto each machine is not an option as there are 200 Workstaions. Is there an option using Poledit to do this???

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Mandatory Screen Saver implementation

by Joseph Moore In reply to Mandatory Screen Saver im ...

Well, I force a screen saver onto NT and 2K machines just using a logon script and a .REG file.

here are the contents of the REG file I call SCREENSAVER.REG:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="1800"
"ScreenSaveActive"="1"
"SCRNSAVE.EXE"="C:\\WINNT\\SSAVER~1.SCR"
"ScreenSaverIsSecure"="1"

That will set the active screen saver to the file SSAVER~1.SCR. It will turn on after 30 minutes (1800 seconds) and the password protection IS enabled. Now, if your screen saver file name is longer than 8 characters you need to use the 8.3 file naming convention. You can't put a long file name in the REG script.

Next, the user logon script contains the following line:

REGEDIT /S SCREENSAVER.REG
That is all it takes.

hope this helps

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