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Hello,

We have a Windows 2003 Active directory environment with 2 DC's.

The clients connecting to AD are Windows 7 computers.

I would like to create the following policy:

1.  all computers have a screen saver (same one  for all)
2.  Screen saver engages after 15 minutes
3. If screen saver engages, the computer is locked and the user must enter a password to get back into their system

I configured the policy as follows (and ran gpupdate on the client computer):

User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Control Panel-Display

Screen Saver --> enabled
Screen Saver executable name-->enabled, value sstext3d.scr
Password protect the screen saver-->enabled
Screen saver timeout-->enabled, set 60 seconds for testing

I am testing this policy on 2 computers running Windows 7 64 bit professional.

Everything works as designed except that the computer is not locked and does not request a password on resume.

I have been reading and some comments are that some applications inadvertently might prevent the locking of the workstation.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?

Thanks,

Mark
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For windows 7
you need to configure screen saver policy from following location

User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Personalization

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/15322-screen-saver-password-protection-enable-disable.html
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Win7/W2k8 R2 Group POlicy Screensaver setting is not working
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616727
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Thank you for your assistance.
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