Windows 7 Log Back On

Posted on 2013-09-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I just rolled out new VMs (VMWare) and all the user machines screens go blank after 15 minutes of inactivity and then they have to put their Windows password back in to log back on.  

Where is this setting changed?  I've gone to display properties already and changed to 60 mins with not success.  I did run the VMWare windows optimization script which might contain this timeout (currently set to 600).
Question by:Robert Mohr
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Disable Power Management on the VMs.

check inside the guest if the powerplan for the Windows 7 is set to set the system to sleep after a specified time.

Open Control Panel > Hardware > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps

On that page set "Put the computer to sleep" to "Never"

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by:Robert Mohr
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Hanccocka - Unfortunately I tried that initially with no avail.  
I ran the attached VMWare script but don't believe that to ultimately be the issue.
Where else can I look?
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smckeown777 earned 1000 total points
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Which thin client hardware are you using to access these VM's? Sounds like a power etting on the thin client itself that is active...check the menu on the client itself to see if there are power settings
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1000 total points
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If you look at the script

reg ADD "hku\temp\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Control Panel\Desktop" /v ScreenSaveTimeOut /d "600" /f

there is the 600 seconds timeout.

Check the Registry at this location, it's the Computer Policy which has been Enabled, so this will override any Default User setting.

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by:Robert Mohr
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I was able to change it to 2700 seconds and changed the default timeout on the thin client as well.

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