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Windows 7: need help...blocking screen saver bypass

22 Aug 2011   #1
expert87

windows 7 64x
 
 
need help...blocking screen saver bypass

Hi,
I've been monitoring a pc that my brother uses in order to prevent him from using it without supervision.

Anyhow, I've noticed lately that he's been able to bypass the screen saver "which is password protected" by basically starting a presentation in power point which would put the screen in full mode,thus preventing the screen saver from kicking in.

Is there a way to force the screen saver to run?

The pc runs on windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks,


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24 Aug 2011   #2
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Screensavers are no security measure worth mentioning.
How about using a password protected account so your brother can't even begin to start anything.
Or if it's official (family) rule that he can't be unsupervised give him his own account which is modified to match his rights (group policy).

-DG
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25 Aug 2011   #3
expert87

windows 7 64x
 
 

Thank you for your reply
is there a guide or something to group policies that i can modify in order to allow me to limit his use?
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25 Aug 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Here are some general explanations to gpedit.msc

or read here about How to Restrict Users from Running Specific Windows Programs by Using Group Policy
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27 Aug 2011   #5
expert87

windows 7 64x
 
 

Thank you for the links, they are very useful and I'll try some of the steps there soon

Another question , I would like to force windows to lock after certain time of non-activity despite of full screen programs , is there any settings or programs that do that?
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27 Aug 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Parental Controls.
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