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Windows 7: How to send user to logon screen after 15 minute idle?

09 Dec 2012   #1
Jimstigator

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How to send user to logon screen after 15 minute idle?

Hey there,

I am versed in group policy and recently applied screensavers with idle lockouts, but would rather the user is just kicked back to the login screen after idle timer is reached. How can I accomplish this?

In the registry settings, the SCRNSAVE.EXE has to be set to something, and I can't figure out an option other than the screensaver files located in windows/system32. I've seen "logon.scr" used as the value in SCRNSAVE.EXE, but it does nothing on my laptops. Nor can I even find that file on computers where it does work (not owned by me, its a friends).

Further, when applied via GP, some users aren't catching the timeout setting properly and its kicking the screensaver after 60 seconds, instead of 900. Any reason some have a delay, and it takes days for the setting to fully apply and get into the registry?

Thanks!
Jim


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09 Dec 2012   #2
Jimstigator

Virginia
 
 

Seems scrnsave.scr is the new logon.scr. Now I just need to figure out why some users don't catch the timeout settings properly off the bat via GP.

-Jim
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