Solved

Screensaver group policy not working on windows 7

Posted on 2013-01-26
4
3,129 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-29
Screen Saver PolicyScreen SaverHi there,


We have Server 2008 Domain Controllers and XP SP3 clients and everything is fine with applying our Group Policy, we have just introduced Windows 7 Pro PCs in our domain and for some reason they are not behaving.. We can join and log on to the domain fine and they also run our scripts to apply certain settings but they will not apply our 5 minutes Screen Lock and Blank Screensaver Policy.


We have chcked the settings on the below links, but it didn't work
http://blog.montopolis.com/2009/09/17/new-gpo-for-screen-saver-lock-aka-where-did-
logon-scr-go/

http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/05/windows-7-no-logon-screen-saver.html


Has anybody seen anything similar to this before?

Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:SCCT
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Dhec
ID: 38823505
Hi,

I was just wondering if you have tried using gpupdate?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490983.aspx

let me know.

Regards,
D
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:balmasri
ID: 38823538
1-Make sure the .SCR is copied and existed in the path %Systemroot%\System32
2- What is the the RSOP for the same user on both PCs ( windows 7 & XP)?
3-Is this behaviour is on all Windows 7 or some PCs? ( maybe a program doesn't allow the PC to enter in the idle state).
0
 

Author Comment

by:SCCT
ID: 38825374
@Dhec
Yes, I used gpupdate/force , but it didn't work.

@balmasri:
1-Make sure the .SCR is copied and existed in the path %Systemroot%\System32
Yes, scrnsave.scr is exist in the path %Systemroot%\System32 in Windows XP & 7.

2- What is the the RSOP for the same user on both PCs ( windows 7 & XP)?
I don't know how to get that, but the attached is the RSOP for a user, and it should be the same on all PCs, as we applied the GPO on the users not on computers.

3- Is this behaviour is on all Windows 7 or some PCs?
No , I found screen saver is working well on one of Windows 7 PCs.
SP32-20130128-035515.bmp
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
balmasri earned 500 total points
ID: 38825668
Can you run the command " powercfg /requests" within an elevated command prompt, I enumerate application and driver power requests.   Power requests prevent the computer from automatically powering off the display or entering a low power sleep mode.


Please read this:
http://www.infosecblog.org/2011/03/windows-7-screensaver-timeout/

Can you try to logon to the problematic computer then unplug any connected devices to the computer except the Monitor ?
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now