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Screensaver Time override

We have group policy set to enforce a screensaver time of twenty minutes. We have all thinkpads running xp. Is there a way for a user to disable that feature so they can run powerpoint presentations without getting the screensaver. The thinkpads have an application called "Presentation Director" thats supposed to do this but it does work. Any ideas how to handle this?
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bonadio171
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DVation191Commented:
Hi bonadio171,
I haven't tried this, but anyone with local admin privileges should be able to make changes to the registry. All I think you'd need to do is make a .reg file that contains the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"ScreenSaveTimeOut"="60"


...where 60 is the amount of seconds it takes before the screensave engages. Change it to something like 7200 for 2 hours and that should be enough time to get the presentation in without the screensave engaging....at least until the group policy refreshes.
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bonadio171Author Commented:
I need something that a non-technical end user could initiate easily.
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DVation191Commented:
Double clicking a .reg file isn't easy enough?
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