Computer idle lock time setting

Posted on 2007-07-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
About every 10 minutes the computer locks. We're not sure if this is a group policy on our computers or what in the heck is causing this. We run the group policy and are testing it, but we're not sure which policy or what is causing the computers to lock.

There's no screen saver, the user is not being completely logged out, it's just saying "locked" and that only us the Administrator, or the user that was loggedin may unlock it.

Any theories?
Question by:jqsolara
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    Expert Comment

    If there is nothing configured in the Default Domain Controller Policy, then i'd look in the local policy on the domain controller.
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    Accepted Solution

    1.  It is anyone with local admin rights on that PC that can unlock it. It isn't only the 'admin' account.
    2.  The GPO settings you are looking for are here:
    User settings> Administrative Tempates>controlpanel/display>password protect screensaver+screensaver+screensaver timeout
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    Check the effective policies for your Domain and Local.

    Is this happening to all the computers ?

    When did it start and what has changed ?

    I hope this helps !

    Author Comment

    Well it has always happened. We want to extend the time required for the user to get locked out of the computer when they're idle.

    Author Comment

    Don't be confused from the "lockout" policy that locks a user for typing the wrong password.

    What I'm talking about here is the user is logged into windows, walks away from the desk for about 10 minutes for a coffe break, comes back and they have to log back in.

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    >>Don't be confused from the "lockout" policy that locks a user for typing the wrong password.
    I know exactly what you are talking about.

    >>We want to extend the time required for the user to get locked out of the computer when they're idle.
    See my above post, I have the path to that GPO listed.

    Author Comment

    Sorry about that I didn't see. I'll go on the server and check out the GPO you have given

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