PROBLEM-policy not reaching XP Pro wkstn


F

ferg

On my server I launched gpedit.mmc, then....User
Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Display and set the
following:

Hide Screen Saver tab (to Enable)
Activate screen saver (to Enable)
Screen saver executable name (to %SystemRoot%\InActiveOff.cmd)
Screen Saver timeout (to the number of seconds of inactivity before the user
is logged off). I set this to 7200

These settings are supposed to remove the Screen Saver Tab from the display
properties on the workstation and log the workstation off after 7200 seconds
of inactivity.

After completing the above steps on the server, I ran gpupdate on the
workstation but the Screen Save Tab is still visible.

Evidently the group poolicy is not set/sticking correctly.

As I am completely new to GP, can someone send me some troubleshooting
pointers.

Thanks.
 
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J

Jerold Schulman

On my server I launched gpedit.mmc, then....User
Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Display and set the
following:

Hide Screen Saver tab (to Enable)
Activate screen saver (to Enable)
Screen saver executable name (to %SystemRoot%\InActiveOff.cmd)
Screen Saver timeout (to the number of seconds of inactivity before the user
is logged off). I set this to 7200

These settings are supposed to remove the Screen Saver Tab from the display
properties on the workstation and log the workstation off after 7200 seconds
of inactivity.

After completing the above steps on the server, I ran gpupdate on the
workstation but the Screen Save Tab is still visible.

Evidently the group poolicy is not set/sticking correctly.

As I am completely new to GP, can someone send me some troubleshooting
pointers.

Thanks.
GPEDIT.MSC on the Service is the local policy for the server.

You wanted to open the default domain policy.

I would use GPMC, installed on your workstation, and/or server, to edit the
default domain policy.

See tip 6494 » Introducing the Group Policy Management Console.
in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com




Jerold Schulman
Windows Server MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
http://www.jsifaq.com
 
F

ferg

Thanks.
That's correct. The ScreenSaver Tab on the server was gone. I undid all
that.
Now I will work on the Default Domain Policy. Thanks Jerry.


excatly
 
F

ferg

Got it now.
Thanks very much.

Do you do consulting? Maybe I can use your services.

Thanks
 
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D

Danny

Can one use the "Active Directory Users and Computers" to do the same thing
as GPMC. I too can't seem to get the policy to set when logging in.

Danny
 

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