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Screen Saver Lockout Policy not applying to client

Posted on 2014-02-12
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Hello All,

Environment: Windows 7, Windows 2003 DC and Windows 2008 DC

I have setup the ScreenSaver lockout on my Default Domain policy. The Policy is applying properly to all clients except for one (so far).

I have opened the RSOP.msc on this particular client and verified that all settings were there. I have also checked on the Group Policy events on the Event Logs and all the policies are applying without errors. I have specified a screensaver file on my policy and I have verified that this file is working properly on this client by executing it.

Does someone has an idea of what might be happening?

What can I do next to further troubleshoot this issue?
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Question by:LuiLui77
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by:Patricksr1972
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Can you show 2 printscreens?

1x GPO Settings for the policy?
1x GPO Scope settings?
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by:LuiLui77
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The Policy is very large so I printed portion of the Screen Saver settings. The Scope is also attached.

Let me know anything else you may need.
Policy.docx
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by:Patricksr1972
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Clear. Please try this.
Get the policy out of domain policy and create a new one.
Your settings look ok except the security filtering as i remember correctly.
Please try to filter it by an indivudal user account instead of security group.
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Hey Patricksr1972, I have taken the policy out of the Default Domain Policy and created another one with the Screen Lock out settings and applied it to a test OU were I have placed the workstation, still did not work.

I recalled it was a computer that I had replaced recently and started to install all pending updates. After I rebooted a couple of times to apply the updates, left the workstation 15 idle and the screensaver kicked in with the lockout.
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by:LuiLui77
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I recalled it was a computer that I had replaced recently and started to install all pending updates. After I rebooted a couple of times to apply the updates, left the workstation 15 idle and the screensaver kicked in with the lockout.
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