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Anonymous
May 23, 2005 3:32:22 PM

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How do I create a Domain wide screen saver using the Group Policy object.
Thanks.

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Anonymous
May 24, 2005 12:05:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

On Mon, 23 May 2005 11:32:22 -0700, "Nextcert" <Nextcert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How do I create a Domain wide screen saver using the Group Policy object.
>Thanks.

system USER Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display Hide Screen Saver tab At least Microsoft Windows 2000 Removes the Screen Saver tab from Display in Control Panel. This setting prevents users from using Control Panel to
add, configure, or change the screen saver on the computer. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop!NoDispScrSavPage

system USER Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display Screen Saver At least Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Enables desktop screen savers. If you disable this setting, screen savers do not run. Also, this setting
disables the Screen Saver section of the Screen Saver tab in Display in Control Panel. As a result, users cannot change the screen saver options. If you do not configure it, this setting has no effect on the system. If you enable it, a
screen saver runs, provided the following two conditions hold: First, a valid screensaver on the client is specified through the Screensaver executable name setting or through Control Panel on the client computer. Second, the screensaver
timeout is set to a nonzero value through the setting or Control Panel. Also, see the Hide Screen Saver tab setting. HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop!ScreenSaveActive

system USER Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display Screen Saver executable name At least Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Specifies the screen saver for the user's desktop. If you enable this setting, the system
displays the specified screen saver on the user's desktop. Also, this setting disables the drop-down list of screen savers on the Screen Saver tab in Display in Control Panel, which prevents users from changing the screen saver. If you
disable this setting or do not configure it, users can select any screen saver. If you enable this setting, type the name of the file that contains the screen saver, including the .scr file name extension. If the screen saver file is not
in the %Systemroot%\System32 directory, type the fully qualified path to the file. If the specified screen saver is not installed on a computer to which this setting applies, the setting is ignored. Note: This setting can be superseded by
the Screen Saver setting. If the Screen Saver setting is disabled, this setting is ignored, and screen savers do not run. HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop!SCRNSAVE.EXE

system USER Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display Password protect the screen saver At least Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Determines whether screen savers used on the computer are password protected. If you
enable this setting, all screen savers are password protected. If you disable this setting, password protection cannot be set on any screen saver. This setting also disables the Password protected check box on the Screen Saver tab in
Display in Control Panel, preventing users from changing the password protection setting. If you do not configure this setting, users can choose whether or not to set password protection on each screen saver. To ensure that a computer
will be password protected, also enable the Screen Saver setting and specify a timeout via the Screen Saver timeout setting. Note: To remove the Screen Saver tab, use the Hide Screen Saver tab setting.
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop!ScreenSaverIsSecure

system USER Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display Screen Saver timeout At least Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1 Specifies how much user idle time must elapse before the screen saver is launched. When configured,
this idle time can be set from a minimum of 1 second to a maximum of 86,400 seconds, or 24 hours. If set to zero, the screen saver will not be started. This setting has no effect under any of the following circumstances: - The setting
is disabled or not configured. - The wait time is set to zero. - The No screen saver setting is enabled. - Neither the Screen saver executable name setting nor the Screen Saver tab of the client computer's Display Properties
dialog box specifies a valid existing screensaver program on the client. When not configured, whatever wait time is set on the client through the Screen Saver tab of the Display Properties dialog box is used. The default is 15 minutes.
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop!ScreenSaveTimeOut
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