Screen Timeout

Posted on 2012-09-10
Last Modified: 2012-09-25
Per audits, I have to have the computers in my office timeout to screen saver after 10 minutes.  I do this through AD Group Policy.  Is there anyway to override this for specific programs?  I'm getting complaints about people's screens going black and then locking when they move their mouse (another policy added per audit requirements).  This is happening to them while they're on teleconferences and Skype calls.  Do I have any options to help out my users?
Question by:silver1386
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    If you have a Windows 2008 domain or newer, use THIS .ADMX template

    Copy these files to your \\<domain>\sysvol\<domain>\Policies\PolicyDefinitions
        If you do not have a PolicyDefinitions folder, just create one
        How to create a central store -

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    The zip file you posted only addresses Skype.  Not only that, but I looked through the ADMX file, and there were a bunch of policies in there that did not pertain to screen timeout.

    Is editing the registry the only option for what I'm looking for?
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    Sorry for getting back to you so late.

    If you would like to adjust it in the registry, you can change the value (it's in milliseconds),

    I've attached an image

    The quickest and easiest way around this is to remove the users in question from and create a new policy

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