Group Policy

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a windows 2008 server, which around 20 XP workstations.
I would like to use group policy to ensure that all PCs on the domain do not require the user to enter the password each time the machine is locked through a period of inactivity.
I cannot find the answer anywhere via google, and cannot think of any more ways to word my question.
Thanks in advance
Question by:smd333
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to disable Password on Resume feature.  Under Display Properties: Screen Saver, there is a check box that says:  On Resume, Password protect.

    From the server side:
    Edit the Default Domain Policy>>User Config>>Admin Templates>>Control
    Panel>>Display>>Password Protect Screen Saver (and Screen Saver Timeout).

    Its explained in this post:

    Hope that helps.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks very much for the prompt response.

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