GPO Enforces Screen Saver - Need a tweak so a computer doesn't use it

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Corpotae policy sets a GPO for all systems to use a screen saver aftwr 15 minutes of activity.  I don't want to change the GPO but are there any tweaks I can use that would allow a computer to get arount this enforced policy?
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A GPO applied to an OU takes precedence over any local policy configuration.
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Screensaver is a user policy if you don't want it to apply to one PC you would have to create a loopback policy and disable it in the user setting.  Unless you really need it off (conf room PC for example) I wouldn't mess with it.

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if a policy is enforced, then by definition it cannot be overridden - thats the whole point of enforcement.

You could create two OU trees and apply the enforced policy to the parent OU on one tree and enforce it - and create a new tree with the OU containing the computer in question which does not have the policy applied to it.

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Mike - what are the steps I would need to take to create a loopback policy and where is it applied?
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Take a look at this good overview from Darren   http://www.sdmsoftware.com/general-stuff/please-explain-loopback-processing/

You would enable it at the OU where the computer is.  Remember this will apply to every computer in that OU. (with no security filtering)

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