troubleshooting Question

Screen saver timeout: Console vs Terminal server session.

Avatar of chico2
chico2 asked on
Active DirectoryMicrosoft Server OS
1 Comment1 Solution1306 ViewsLast Modified:

This is a question with regard to the following setting in Group Policy:
Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Display/screen saver timeout.

What we'd like to do is configure a different timeout value- depending on
whether a user is logged on at a physical server console, or logged on via
a Terminal server session.  

We'd like to enforce a timeout of say 10 mins at the console, but relax it for the
terminal server session, as the workstation timeout will be sufficient for security purposes.
By doing this we'll be preventing users having to "double-unlock" to get to the
TS sessions.  

Does anybody know how to achieve this?  We're running Windows 2000 + 2003 server.  

Many thanks.  
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 1 Comment.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros