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How to Lock Desktop using Group Policy

Hi All,
I have a win 2k server with all XP Pro computers.  How can I set Group policy to lock the desktop after being idle for a certain period of time.  I want the user to have to enter their password again.  Is there a group policy setting for this?

Scott
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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smprossAuthor Commented:
Leew,
If possible,
I would like to avoid using a screensaver password.  I want the user to have to use their NT password instead to keep other users from accessing other users computers when they are away from their desk.   Is there a way to do this with a 2000 server?

SCott
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
smpross,,, when you enable a screensaver password via "on resume, password protect"  either locally or via a GPO it does require their NT password.
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smprossAuthor Commented:
Oh,
Does it make them hit Ctrl Alt Delete as well saying that the computer is locked?
Scott
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mikeleebrlaCommented:
no,, it does exacly what the name suggests it does.  If you have a screensaver set, to resume using the computer it will require a password.  IE if they quit using the computer, the screensaver will come on just as usual, then when they return and press any key or move the mouse they will be propted to enter their domain password.  The screen they will get is the exact same as if the system was locked and then someone pressed ctrl alt del.  All that is happening is when the screensaver is started it locks the computer, when they move the mouse or press any key it is the same as pressing ctrl alt del.  They will either have to enter the last persons password who used the computer to unlock it, OR log the last user off with any account that has local administrative rights.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Thanks MikeLeebrla for clarifying my comments, but smpross - don't you think a points split would have been fair?
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