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NT Policy Password Protected Screensaver

By ndhiman ·
Can anyone tell me a way to configure my NT System Policy so that every user's Screensaver comes up after 5 minutes of inactivity and is PASSWORD PROTECTED.....I am using Windows NT Server as my DC's and the clients are NT4 workstations and win2k prof.
Any help would be appreciated.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NT Policy Password Protec ...

Sure. Easy.
I use the user logon script to modify the Registry values for screen saver settings. You can set the screen saver users, the time until it kicks in, and if the password protection will be enabled or not.

I have a REG file (called screensaver.reg) that contains the Registry info. Here is the REG file I use:

REGEDIT4

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

That says for SAVER.SCR to be the screen saver used. I keep my time at 30 minutes (ScreenSaveTimeOut). It is in seconds, so just change yours to = 300. And the last line "ScreenSaverIsSecure" = 1 for yes to have password protection on, or 0 to not have password protection.

Now, in all of my logon scripts, I have the following line in them:

call regedit /s screensaver.reg

That will call the REG file and import it silently into the client workstation.

Now, keep the REG file in the NETLOGON share on your PDC, right along with your logon scripts.

hope this helps

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by ndhiman In reply to NT Policy Password Protec ...

Thanks a Lot....Worked like a charm !!

Nippun

How about another one to do a Custom Banner to all users....

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by safurniss In reply to NT Policy Password Protec ...

You will need to use Poledit (one of the server admin tools), have a look in there and one of the options is to set the screen saver otions.

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