[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 1003
  • Last Modified:

prevent automatic logoff from workstation on a windows server 2008 domain

I have brought up a new Windows 2008 domain.  The workstations are auto logging off after a period of inactivity,  and causing some head aches in the network.  I've searched and searched the GPO's but can't find this setting to turn it off, or where it is forcing to turn it on at workstation level.  Can anyone
throw me a bone on where this is found or what it is called?

Thanks in advanced.
1 Solution
Possibly the WinExit.scr screensaver


Is there a GPO to set screensaver?
Rob WilliamsCommented:
I would create a "group policy results" report and review the configured options.
To do so open the group policy management console on the server. Last item on the left; right click on group policy results and choose group policy results wizard. Fill in the blank choosing one problematic PC and user, let the report generate, then in the right hand window click settings and then show all. This will show all policies applied to that user and that computer. There are several policies that could be applied but I would suspect under administrative templates and more likely under user than computer.
Look under User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display (at least that's where in is on Windows 2003). Is there a screen saver set?
jhallr14Author Commented:
Ok found it.
It was actually the power option that was telling it to "prompt for password when computer resumes from standby"

In order to stop this from being forced on the workstations I did the following.
In group policy manager.
Default Doamin Policy - user configuration - preferences - control settings - powere options - (right click) - New - Power Options (windows xp)

THanks for your help and suggestions.

Question PAQ'd, 500 points refunded, and stored in the solution database.

Featured Post

[Webinar] Kill tickets & tabs using PowerShell

Are you tired of cycling through the same browser tabs everyday to close the same repetitive tickets? In this webinar JumpCloud will show how you can leverage RESTful APIs to build your own PowerShell modules to kill tickets & tabs using the PowerShell command Invoke-RestMethod.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now