How can I create and deploy a screen saver policy to workstations?
Posted on 2008-11-07
We're running W2k3 Servers and XP Pro workstations. We've got a couple of workstations that are dotted about the office which often get left logged in on a user account stored in AD as "workstation" which has domain access rights.
Because these machines are left logged in, we have created a policy which activates the screenssaver after 15 minutes, and asks for the password if the mouse is moved.
Trouble is, I can only get the policy to work by putting the User account (workstation) in the OU which the policy is linked to. I don't want to do this, as i've got a number of servers which i want to put into the OU so that they have the same policy described applied.
I've noticed that in creating the policy, the screen saver options are all classed as "user configuration". Is there any way to apply this same function to the computer itself?
I don't want to have to configure the screensavers on each machine (as we've got a number of offices with workstations) and we've got a fair few servers which are in the same boat.
Hope there's enough info there. Just ask if not. Hope someone can shed some light on this!!