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screensaver to come on domain computers

By terryjr ·
how to make workstaions screensavers come on at idle in domain but not logout but server making it do it by logon or group policy

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by CG IT In reply to screensaver to come on do ...

Log On to the domain using the Administrators account. Note: to make these changes you must be a member of the administrators group or have administrator privileges granted for this portion of group policy.

Open up the MMC snap in group policy for the OU/Group/Users you wish to apply the group policy to. Expand user configuration, control panel. Click on Display. You'll see options: Hide Screen Saver Tab, Activat Screen Save, Screen Saver executable name, Password protect screen saver , screen save timeout. Choose the options which will apply for users.

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by jcreaghan In reply to screensaver to come on do ...

Another solution is to set it during login. Here's part of a login script written for WSH (vbscript).
Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Shell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive","1"
Shell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaverIsSecure","1"
Shell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveTimeOut","1800"
Shell.RegWrite "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\SCRNSAVE.EXE","logon.scr"
Shell.RegWrite "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\NoDispScrSavPage","1","REG_DWORD"

You can use GPO to edit a logoff event that sets
"HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\ScreenSaveActive"
back to 0, thereby disabling the ScreenSaver.

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