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Stop PowerPoint from Disabling the Screensaver

It seems that Microsoft has built functionality into PowerPoint to disable the screensaver during a presentation. I've found the following in their knowledge base:

Microsoft realizes that users frequently give presentations from their laptops. With PowerPoint 2000, Windows screensavers are disabled during a presentation. In addition, the laptops low-power screen mode has been disengaged to prevent interruptions during a presentation.

Question: For security purposes, I would NOT want PowerPoint to disable the screensaver. Is there a way to prevent this from happening?
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tdenniso
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GlennaShawCommented:
Funny, folks usually ask the opposite of this.
Group Policy Settings will override this feature for security purposes:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/prork/prdb_cdk_ugxd.mspx?mfr=true
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21229516.html
You're network administrator should be able to take care of it pretty easily.
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tdennisoAuthor Commented:
Hey, thanks for the response! The Group Policy settings are already in place, however it seems that PowerPoint can override them and turn off the screensaver. I was looking for something that would disallow this "feature".
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GlennaShawCommented:
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tajsimmonsCommented:
see also
ADingOD Display Saver revives normal screen saver during PowerPoint screen shows
http://dimitriev.info/kiosk.html

Cheers
TAJ Simmons
ms ppt mvp
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GlennaShawCommented:
Well that's handy, especially for folks who don't use Group Policies.
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