Auto-lock Workstation in Windows 7/XP

Posted on 2011-10-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We are in a 2008/2003 server environment running Win XP and 7 clients.

I wanted to see where the setting at the server-level is to auto-lock a workstation after __ minutes/hours (assuming there is a GPO for this).

I know from the client-side we cna do it via Screen Saver settings, but would like to set it domain-wide, as well as to remove the ability for the user to disable it.
Question by:RTM2007
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    Let me Google that for you... Even though this Technet article is for Windows 2000, the data remains the same.
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    You can do it by setting the same screen saver settings with a GPO - if its set with a GPO then the user cannot override it.
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    In the Group Policy Management Editor (08 server). Under Control Panel -> Display - It only diaplsy 2 settings, I do not see anything related to Screen Savers (ex. Disable the Display Control Panel & Hide Settings tab).

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