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New Vista PC will not execute Screen Saver per Group Policy

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We use Group Policy to enable Screen Saver on our PCs.  This policy works well on all XP Pro SP2 machines and one XP Pro SP2 upgraded to Vista Business.  We recently installed a new PC with factory installed Vista Business and found this PC will not engage the Screen Saver per Group Policy.  When accessing the Screen Saver settings on the new PC, a box opens stating screen saver has no options you can set.  This is expected when using Group Policy.  The Group Policy path for screen saver is  %systemroot%\system32\logon.scr.  The path is correct for new Vista PC and logon.scr is located there.   The UAC is not set on the new Vista PC.   I would appreciate any suggestions and or ideas.  Thank you.
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Thank you for replying.  Yes, all configurations are set accordingly.  Do you have any other suggestions?
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You should be using a Vista computer to edit the Vista GPO.  Have you modified your AD schema for Vista?

I use wmi filtering between Vista and XP because the GPO's are very different.
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Thank you for replying.

I am using Vista computer to edit Domain GPO.  Will look into modifying our AD schema and using wmi filtering.  Would greatly appreciate any examples you can provide.

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Here are my wmi filters:

for xp:  Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Caption = "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"

for vista:  Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Caption = "%Vista%"
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Thank you.  I will try as soon as possible.  Please accept my apologies, have to work on another project so it will be a few weeks before I get back to this and let you know if successful or not.
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Have not had time to extend AD Scheme or use WMI filtering, however found solution to our problem.  Issue was using MS Intellimouse on Vista.  
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895.  
Group Policy now works.
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How do I close question and issue some points?
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