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Script to Change Screen Timeout

Posted on 2014-04-11
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Good morning,

So, I need my laptops' screen lock (screensaver) timeout to extend from the 15 minutes domain policy gives it, to 60 minutes when off the network. How can I achieve this?

Thanks!
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE earned 500 total points
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Hi Michael,
I'm a huge fan of NirSoft's (free!) utilities, which I've been using for many years:
http://www.nirsoft.net/

One of them is NirCmd:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Scroll down to the bottom for the download links. Note that there are separate ones for 32-bit and 64-bit.

There are many things you can do with this. One of them is to set the screensaver timeout. The parameter is the number of seconds, so the command to set it to 60 minutes is:

nircmd.exe screensavertimeout 3600

Put that in a batch file, or make a shortcut to it on your desktop or Start menu, or whatever you'd prefer to execute it. Regards, Joe
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Awesome! Thanks!
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You're welcome!
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