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I have the group policy setup on the USER side for the screen saver.  Only problem is, when the user logs out, that policy is no longer in effect.  Any way to make this work?
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Not with a group policy, sorry; these settings are under HKEY_USERS\.default, not under HKLM or HKCU.
What exactly are you trying to do?
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i just want everyone in the company to have a screen saver after 15 mintues, and to lock when coming out of screen saver.
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Well, when users log off, you have a screen saver after 15 minutes, and the machine is locked, so what's missing?
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what determines that screen saver time?
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The REG_SZ value ScreenSaveTimeout at HKEY_USERS\.default\Control Panel\Desktop
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so is 15 mintues default on all windows 2000 installs upon log out?  is this editable by the user other than the registry?
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15 minutes is the default for all NT installations, yes. This needs to be edited with admin permissions, regular users don't have write access there.
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makes sense, thanks!
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