Increase amount of idle time required before suspending session

Posted on 2011-10-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Lenovo X201 tablet running Windows 7 on Active Directory requires user to login every 15 minutes. Comes up with "Ctrl+Alt+Del or use windows security button to log on"  and says computer is locked. Changed default from 15 minutes in gpedit.msc to 9999. Next day it goes right back to loggin out in 15 minutes. Group Policy settings does not work.Is there a registry tweak to correct this, or another way to .change that stays.
Question by:Pedicode1
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    check your screen saver and power options settings

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    The power option settings was one of the first fix I tried. Under Control Panel->Power Options->selected Balanced (radio button) clicked on "Change plan settings" and tried with plug-in and battery was set to never.

    There were somewhere there it says "Require password on wake up but the option was Yes could not change button to No it was greyed out.

    Did not try setting the screen-saver. None is the default.

    Strange thing is the computer only does this on one person's account. Whenever someone else login it stays on much longer about 30 minutes longer.
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    running gpedit.msc on the local machine will show local policies, if this machine is part of a domain (you mentioned active directory) then the policies will be controlled via the domain controller and it's global group policies which is why the option is greyed out.  you can change the registry which is doing the same as gpedit.msc but the next time the compute is connected to the domain and the global policy is updated then it will revert back.  talk to the admin or help desk if this is the case, you may want to try:

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    very good info

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