Screensaver on Windows 2000/XP desktops will not come on

Posted on 2005-04-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am running a Windows 2000 Active Directory domain with group policies that control the users desktop wallpaper, screensaver and desktop lockout timer.  On some desktops, the screensaver never cuts on and it just sits there at the CTRL-ALT-Delete to unlock the computer prompt.  This is the prompt where the user is already logged in and the desktop is just locked, not the CTRL-ALT-Delete prompt that you get when no one is logged in.  The problem is that the screen burns in if the screensaver never cuts on and that is not a good thing.  If the user logs off then the screensaver will cut on just fine, but if they stay logged in and just let it lock the desktop then it just sits there at that locked state all night or weekend long and burn in the screen.  

I am wondering why some of them do this, while others work fine.  Is there an area in the group policy where I might have something set that would cause this?
Question by:murryc
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    Do you have all users in the same OU and the same policy linked to them?

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    yes, so I guess that means that it is not the group policy, but rather a local variable
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    If your workstations are XP you can run rsop.msc from comand line to see if there is something that does not get applied

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