winexit.scr logoff users from workstations on a wondows 2003 sever domain

Posted on 2004-09-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I see that everyone sys to use the screen saver winwxit.scr to logoff users tha twalk away form their computer . what i need is a walkthrough on how to implement it on all the stations on my domain. includeing how to create the reg key for everyone and how to set each station domain wide to use the screen saver and how to prevent users form being able to turn it off.
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I can see how that might help but the screen saver is already available on all stations.  they use windows XP.  I just need to set the option to "on resume,password protect". iwant this to be checked on all systems with a time i set. Also i do not want users to be able to change it.

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Configure group policy to do what you want for all computers in your's how:
Open up AD users and computers
right click your domain-> then click properties
Click group policy tab
Click edit for default domain policy
This brings up group policy management
Browse to user configuration->administrative templates->Control panel->display
You will want to set the screensaver executable name, screensaver timeout (how long it takes to come on), and password protect the screensaver

Hope this helps :)

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That sounds like it helped alot . I found the settings you speak of and have set them. I'm not sure if they are in affect or who they affect. Is there something i need to do to put them into effect.
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It will take effect for all users in the domain.  It will take effect the next time they log off/on
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While using this screensaver under a limted user account, you'll receive "cannot create key". Here is the workaround:

JSI Tip 1179. How can I use the WinExit screen saver without granting Admin rights?:

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The password protect is still not defaultly selected or greyed out on any computer except the server it's self

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So far my question has no answer. I realize now that i don't want to use the logoff.scr i just want to set screen savers to be password protected useing Group Policies.  I set all the policies but still after weeks they are not in effect. WHAT DO I DO?

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