Solved

Is there a way to prevent the screen saver from launching while certain software is running.

Posted on 2013-01-31
4
214 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-06
I recently applyed a group policy that turn on the screen saver after 20 minutes of inactiviaty and requires a password to log back in.  The problem I'm having is this policy is causing problems with the laptops in the field.  They start software that charts pumping pressure and are having to jump off the truck and log in for the company men that want to see the chart.  Is there a way to prevent the screen saver from coming up it were running our chatting software?
0
Comment
Question by:SpammyChicken
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:Mike Kline
Mike Kline earned 250 total points
ID: 38841390
No way that I know of to prevent the screensaver from running per a certain software.   What you could do is is crate an account or have some accounts that when the log in be exempt from the screensaver. (involves GP and loopback)

I can get more into that if you like.

Thanks

Mike
0
 

Author Comment

by:SpammyChicken
ID: 38841431
I already have a OU that is exempt (I used block inheritance and then enforced everything but the screen saver policy).  I would like info on the loopback as that might be cleaner.  Thanks
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 250 total points
ID: 38841570
You could also use an app like this


http://www.murgee.com/auto-mouse-mover/
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:SpammyChicken
ID: 38861375
Both good sugestions, thanks for your help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
Is your Office 365 signature not working the way you want it to? Are signature updates taking up too much of your time? Let's run through the most common problems that an IT administrator can encounter when dealing with Office 365 email signatures.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

808 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