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Screensaver group policy issue

Posted on 2011-03-08
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I have an issue that is hopefully easy to resovle. I have a standard group policy applying to all staff whereby amongst many other things all staff get a screensaver set (Logon.scr) with a timeout of 15min and a force lock set so they have to enter their password to get back in (This was enforced by management recently). For a set of special staff who have complained I created a policy that is filtered to them only to bypass the password lock that seems to work well, but they are unable to adjust the screen saver properties since they are inheriting the other policy that sets the screen saver. How can I set it up so these people are able to have full control of screen saver settings ? Before anyone asks its not an option to make a new policy and target people for the locked screensaver only as opposed to the way ive been forced to try. Any help is greatly appreciated. Machine are all winxp sp3 and servers are 2008 r2
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Move all the screen saver settings into their own GPO instead of the "all purpose" GPO, but still applied to all staff.
Then in the Delegation tab for the screen saver GPO, click the "Advanced" button, add the group that should not have the screen saver policy applied, and deny the "Apply Policy" permission.
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Hi oBdA

Thanks for the quick response, exactly what I was after
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