Solved

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

Posted on 2008-06-15
1
3,833 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 500 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

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article shows the method of using the Resultant Set of Policy Tool to locate Group Policy that applies a particular setting.
Auditing domain password hashes is a commonly overlooked but critical requirement to ensuring secure passwords practices are followed. Methods exist to extract hashes directly for a live domain however this article describes a process to extract u…
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 …
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

729 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