Group Policy issues
Posted on 2013-06-21
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?