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Screen saver timeouts?

By phill ·
Question for everyone....

How long is the soft timeout on your work computer set for? We are trying to find an industry standard.

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Different times.

by Old Guy In reply to Screen saver timeouts?

In our patient rooms we have them set for 3 minutes so the patients don't play with them. In other areas where the public could get to them most of them are set for between 10-15 minutes. In none public areas a lot of our users have them set to 30 minutes. It really depends on the environment. I try to get our users to lock their computers when they leave them regardless of the time out, but you can imagine how many comply with that.

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Fifteen Minutes

by thefrown In reply to Screen saver timeouts?

We found that a lower timeout period tended to cause excessive complaints from our user base and felt that a longer period would be pointless. However, we don't have any systems in public areas; and we do drill into our users the importance of locking their screens when leaving their desk. We back this up with a written policy that stipulates that all activity under your user account is logged and that YOU are responsible for any action on the network carried out under your account.

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