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Lock down a pc via Group policy when idle for more than 30 minutes

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Is there a setting in Group policy where you can lock a computer that is idle for 30 minutes?
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by:Mike Kline
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No not in a normal session (in Terminal server you can).  see this question from a few hours ago
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_26465383.html
Thanks
Mike
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by:mlghelp
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What about setting the screen saver to activate after 30 minutes and assigning the same password as the users domian logon.  Is that possible?
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by:GMontag451
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You can enforce a Power Scheme where the system goes to standby after 30 minutes idle and Power Option where it requires a password to come back from standby. You can find these settings in User Configuration/Preferences/Control Panel Settings/Power Options. Enforcing this requires the client computers to have the Group Policy Preferences update installed.
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by:sighar
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mlghelp, it's enough to enable the screen saver setting in GP after 30 minutes. Make sure they need a password to log on again (I'm away and can't get at the domain to see the exact settings, it should be in User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel). If you password protect the screen saver they have to enter their password to get back in.
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by:mlghelp
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I though I read that I could match the domain password to the screen saer password.  Do you know if that's possible?
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If you require password for the screen saver, the user has to use the domain password. You don't have to set it in any way.
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