Stop 2k server from running GP screen saver


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Mark Morrell

Hello!
I just activated a new group policy on our OU to run a screen saver with
password on. The files for the screen saver are on the file server so
everyone can get to it.

The problem is, I have a few select users that use a Citrix client to log
into one of the server desktops. So now they get two screen savers kicking
off.
Confuses the daylights out of them when they are in word working and the
server desktop screen saver kicks in.

--Is there a way to block the screen saver from running on that server?
I already added the server to the GP and denied it permissions, but the
screen saver is against the user, not the computer so their profile kicks
in.
We don't need any screen saver on the server, we just lock the keyboard
locally.

Thanks
Mark
 
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Steven L Umbach

Hi Mark.

Look into using "loopback processing" on the servers. It works best if you
can put the servers in their own OU with it's own GPO to configure it. When
loopback processing is used, user configuration for that OU/GPO will be
applied to all users that logon to that server in either a merge or replace
mode. If you use merge mode and there are conflicting settings, the setting
in the OU where loopback processing is applied will prevail. The link below
explains more. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287/EN-US/
 
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Mark Morrell

Thanks!

Steven L Umbach said:
Hi Mark.

Look into using "loopback processing" on the servers. It works best if you
can put the servers in their own OU with it's own GPO to configure it. When
loopback processing is used, user configuration for that OU/GPO will be
applied to all users that logon to that server in either a merge or replace
mode. If you use merge mode and there are conflicting settings, the setting
in the OU where loopback processing is applied will prevail. The link below
explains more. --- Steve

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287/EN-US/
 

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