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Windows XP screen saver lockout using SBS 2011 GPO

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I am trying to activate a screen saver with password protection enabled on Windows XP machines that are joined to a SBS 2011 server. I have created a GPO and applied it to the group of computers I want to have the policy. Other settings within my GPO such as enforcing Windows Updates at a certain time work correctly, but I am unable to get the screen lockout part of the policy to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Larry Struckmeyer MVP earned 1500 total points
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Since we can't tell what you have done or not done, we can assume you have tried restarting the stations and gpudate /force.   There are also some diagnostics you can use:

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Quick-Guide-Troubleshooting-Group-Policy-Security-Settings.html

There are a number of links to be found on the net regarding this.  Rather than listing them here, as there are many and I don't know if you have seen them, try searching on:  gpo screensaver settings
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Thanks for the weblink and the help. A combination of things finally ended up working. No idea why some of them didn't work the first time.
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