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Group Policy (GPO) and screen saver

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Hello,

I would like to configure through a group Policy object the following:

1. Screen Saver
2. Screen saver time out
3. Upon resume from screen saver, force user to logon with a password

In GPO, I can configure this policy based on user configuration.

However, I would like to do the same based on Computer Configuration.

Is this possible? If so, how?

I would like the screen saver to be activated based on computer, and not based on the user who connects to the computer.

I would like to ensure that a computer (which is part of domain) would have the screen saver activated even if the user logs on with local administrator account (computer is part of domain).

Thanks in advance.

Mark
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These settings are configured for users not computer:

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee617164(WS.10).aspx

However, you can enable Group Policy Loopback processing which would enforce the setting on that workstation (regardless of who logs on). (Set to replace) So you'd simply configure the settings above, enable group policy loopback processing, and apply the policy to the OU with the workstation(s).

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2548.windows-server-understand-user-group-policy-loopback-processing-mode.aspx
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Thank you for the quick reply. This should resolve the issue at hand.

Cheers,

Mark
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