Disable Screen Saver for All Users


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Thomas M.

Windows XP SP3

We have a couple of console machines that are connected to projectors. We
use these machines to display information on the front wall of our room.
One problem that we've had is that when a new user logs in on one of the
machines and brings up our monitoring tools, but forgets to turn off the
screen saver and power options, the screen will go blank on us. It's not a
huge problem to fix, but it is an annoyance.

I know how to disable the screen saver and power options on a per user
basis, but I'd like to do it for all users. Historically, we've been a
Novell network so at the moment we are not authorized to use Windows Group
Policy in our environment, but that is on the verge of being remedied.

So, given that we can't currently use Windows Group Policy, is there an easy
way to disable the screen saver and power options for all users?

--Tom
 
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Twayne

Thomas M. said:
Windows XP SP3

We have a couple of console machines that are connected to
projectors. We use these machines to display information on the
front wall of our room. One problem that we've had is that when a new
user logs in on one of the machines and brings up our monitoring
tools, but forgets to turn off the screen saver and power options,
the screen will go blank on us. It's not a huge problem to fix, but
it is an annoyance.
I know how to disable the screen saver and power options on a per user
basis, but I'd like to do it for all users. Historically, we've been
a Novell network so at the moment we are not authorized to use
Windows Group Policy in our environment, but that is on the verge of
being remedied.
So, given that we can't currently use Windows Group Policy, is there
an easy way to disable the screen saver and power options for all
users?
--Tom

This isn't the answer you were looking for, but an opinion and possible
remedy anyway:

Before taking the screen savers away from everyone, I think try a
small script that checks the screen saver status for that account (it
has its own account, right) and turn it on. Attach it as a front end to
the kprojector program so it runs when the relevent program runs. Then
only that machine is affected.

Just my 2 ¢
Twayne`
 

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