?
Solved

How do I set a group policy to automatically lock workstation after "x" min?

Posted on 2008-06-15
1
Medium Priority
?
3,835 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
To improve security ect I want to set a polisy to automatically lock computers in my domain after x min. I've seen this in other networks but I can't find it in group policy. Even if i have to force screen savers then require the password when comming out of the sreen saver but i can't even find that. What am i doing wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:charles_dilger
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Casey Herman earned 2000 total points
ID: 21789414
start--->run--->mmc--->file---->Add/Remove Snap in
Click Add--->Select Group Policy Object Editor--->Click Add--->Then Browse--->then Select Default Domain Policy
Click OK---> Then Finish---> Then Close----Then OK
 
then click on user configuration-->administrative templates-->controll panel-->Display

enable screen saver
enable password protect
enable screensaver timeout and set the timeout.

save the console as default_domain_policy
then gpupdate /force on the server and on the workstations...or just wait it will apply itself eventually.

Casey
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A hard and fast method for reducing Active Directory Administrators members.
This process allows computer passwords to be managed and secured without using LAPS. This is an improvement on an existing process, enhanced to store password encrypted, instead of clear-text files within SQL
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to update 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month11 days, 22 hours left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question