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change the duration of time before the screen lockout appears on specific workstations?

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We have an SBS2003 server with a mixture of XP and Win 7 workstations. We need to have the duration of time before the locked pc login appears on the desktop for a few machines that run presentations unattended. The login screen keeps popping up and interrupting the presentations until someone can log in again. They asked us to change the time for everyone using group policy. But we don't want to increase this for all pc's and have the possiblity of someone getting on an idle pc because this timeout is to long. How do we change the time for everyone using Group Policy? Is it the screen savor password??  Or can we do this for just a few specific machines?
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You can create and link policy via GPO.
ScreenSaver timeout can be adjusted here in seconds:

User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Control Panel/Display | Screen Saver timeout (Enabled), also set time in seconds.

Also, eable Password protect the screen saver.

If you want this to be applied only to certain machines. Create a new containter, move those machines to it and link this policy on that container.
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If you want this to be applied only to certain machines. Create a new containter, move those machines to it and link this policy on that container.   ---   can you point is in the right direction on completing this?
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We are doing this in this way.
For instance, let's say you have Computers/Prod containter where all of the machines reside and you have linked several other policies on it.

Now, create a new container unser Computers/Prod, for instance Computers/Prod/NEW and link all of the other policies to it along with a new policy for Screensaver that will be applied only to that newly created container.
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still working on this issue....sorry for the delay
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