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I'm doing some research.  I'm not sure this even exists but I'll give it a shot.  Looking for a screensaver program that will come on after 5 minutes and lock the screen after 15 minutes.  does this exist?  If so has anyone used them and are they workable?  Im not really looking for freeware, although, I'd like to be able to test to see if it will do what I need it to do.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
motnahp00

Modify a GPO or LGPO.
motnahp00

gpedit.msc -> User Configuration -> Admin Templates -> Control Panel -> Personalization ->

Enable Screen Saver | Enabled
Screen Saver Timeout | Enabled & 900
Password Protect the screen saver | Enabled
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no that's not what I want.  That's what I have.  The idea is for the screensaver to come on and not have it lock the machine until after a 15 minute time limit. So it's before 15 minutes and you hit the space bar, it's no locked.
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Run5k

I imagine that you would either need to utilize a third-party application, or a combination of methods.  For instance, you could configure the Power Options to turn off the display after 5 minutes, and then configure the password-protected screen saver for 15 minutes.
serialband

There is a freeware utility that can help you do that.

http://www.aboutfortunate.com/Technology-Blog.aspx?entid=20

That said, a simple way to do what you want without installing additional software would be to use the screensaver at 5 minutes in, without the password protect.  Then use the power management feature at 15 minutes to lock the screen when you put the system to sleep.  Make sure it's sleep, not hibernate, so the system can wake up quickly.

Another way to do it would be to set power management to dim the screen at 5 minutes, then activate the screen saver with password protect at 15 minutes.
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My previous employer used ScreenPass.
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Jackie Man

The info below may be useful for you.

According to jhancher, it says:-

"I eventually achieved this using a product called Desktop Authority. So, I use group policy to activate the screensaver after 5 mins (password protect feature unconfigured, so users can enable if they so desire) and use Desktop Authority to monitor user inactivity. After 20 mins of inactivity the screen is then password protected. Job Done."

Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/239880-45-different-screensaver-lock-workstation-timeouts

Reference: http://scriptlogic.http.internapcdn.net/scriptlogic/products/docs/desktopauthority/8/Desktop_Authority_8_Administrators_Guide.pdf#page=222
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I'm going to check out the Scriptlogic product - I think it's over kill but it's not my call.  Will try Screenpass too hopefully that will give me my "graceperiod".  I also found out that they want to display Messages in the screensaver - like commericals if you will so they want me to use the picture screensaver too.  I don't even know how I'm going to be able to change that picture.  Hopefully one of these programs can handle that.
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I'm also going to see if that registry hack works.  We'll c - thanks everyone for you help.
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I tried the screensavergraceperiod registry key but it's not working.  The screen is still locking.
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With the Grace Period registry, is that suppose to engage the screensaver or just blank the screen?
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So you saying that I can only use 10 mins on the Grace period on XP and windows 7?
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Jackie Man

10 mins is too long for a grace period of vista or windows 7. Xp should be fine if grace period is set to 10 minutes.
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OK I'm testing thanks.
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this worked thanks.  This is what I needed for now.
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