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Can you change how often a computer locks?

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I was wondering if you can change how often a computer locks. I think by default it is 15 mins. All of our pc loack after 15 mins.
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by:Richard Quadling
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You can alter the screensaver time. Is that what you mean?

Right click the desktop and choose Properties. The screen saver tab has the options you can alter.
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by:Lunda_Construction
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Try changing the power options.   Control Panel, Power Options, or right click the desktop and go to properties.  Screen Saver Tab, Power Options Button.
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by:Rob Stone
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If it's on a domain then GPO is your friend for this :)

I can't remember where off the top of my head the setting is but there is one there as we have it on our domain.
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I don't want to alter the screen saver. Stoner79 your are correct. I'm trying to find where in group policy that setting is located.
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GPO= Administrative templates\control panel\display\

It is the screen saver time which then locks the computer when the password is set to the Ctrl + Alt + Del screen.
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Thanks!
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