Domain and Local Policy Switching

Good morning,

I have some Win 7 laptops that need to adhere to my Windows 2003 domain's 15 minute screen timeout and locking policy while on the network, but when it's off the network, this lockout/timeout needs to be no less than one hour.

How can I accomplish this?

Thanks!
Michael LPr. SysadminAsked:
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Brad BouchardConnect With a Mentor Information Systems Security OfficerCommented:
If you post a question under the VB sections of the site (I think they are VB.NET, Visual Basic, VB Script, etc.) you will get some really good replies, even the actual code.  Look for a guy named Rob Sampson, he is one of the top Experts in VB and one of the top Experts overall.  He is great.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
This is not possible to do both scenarios with one GPO.  I'm not even sure it's possible with multiple GPOs as you would have to have some sort of variable setting letting the computer know it's off of the network (not domain, but network) and to switch to a different policy.  Typically what would happen is you would have to move the users' laptop into a different OU with a different lock policy if you wanted to change the lock time.
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Michael LPr. SysadminAuthor Commented:
Can it be done, somehow, if they log on locally, off network?
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Yes, with  VB script.  They could even log on with their domain creds locally if they are cached.  The script would basically check whether they were on network or off and if they are off then it would set their lockout to at least 60 minutes.  I'm oversimplifying that, but I know there are some awesome VB scripters/programmers on here that could whip you up something real good.
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Michael LPr. SysadminAuthor Commented:
Interesting. Will have to research.
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