How to disable the screen saver on a single workstation


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Guest

Hello,

This is for a Windows 2000 domain running Windows 2000 Pro workstations.
We have domain policies set that can not be changed that require that an
inactive machine will start the password protect screen saver after 15
minutes.
We have a couple special use workstations that need to have the screen saver
disabled regardless of the user logging in without blocking the other setting
in other policies.
I have created an new OU and moved the workstations that we want to disable
the screen saver on into them. I then created a new GPO on this OU and went
in to the Admin Templates\Control Panel\Display and disable the "Activate
screen saver" setting. With the No Override turned on or off on this new GPO
and regardless of the user account logged in, the screen saver keeps turning
on and locking the workstation.
Any ideas on what I'm missing?
 
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Norbert Fehlauer [MVP]

Joe wrote:
Hi,
We have domain policies set that can not be changed that require that
an inactive machine will start the password protect screen saver
after 15 minutes.

I would'nt suggest to use domain wide policies for this purpose, but its ok.
We have a couple special use workstations that need to have the
screen saver disabled regardless of the user logging in without
blocking the other setting in other policies.

OK. You have to use the loopbackprocessingmode for these workstations.
I have created an new OU and moved the workstations that we want to
disable the screen saver on into them. I then created a new GPO on
this OU and went in to the Admin Templates\Control Panel\Display and
disable the "Activate screen saver" setting.

OK just enable the loopbackprocessingmode under:
administrative templates\system\group policies
With the No Override turned on or off

Put it back to the default state.
Any ideas on what I'm missing?

Yeah. Userpolicies are for users. (exeption: loopbackprocessingmode)

Bye
Norbert

PS: Take your hands off from No override an No inheritance ;)
 

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