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Screen saver GPO for Windows 8, Windows 2008 and Windows 2012

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We have a GPO which updates the screensaver on our workstations - please see the attached.  

It works fine on our Windows 7 machines.  

It seems that the GPO has problem on Windows 8.1 PRO.  Also, we need to know if the GPO can be used on a Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 servers.  

Please advise.
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Question by:nav2567
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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no attachment, and it should work across all platforms, what is the problem you are getting?
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by:nav2567
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Sorry, I have just uploaded the screen shot of my GPO.

Basically, the workstation gets the GPO and I went to the screensaver setting on the PC and it is grayed out.  This shows the PC is locked down.  GPRESULT /R shows as well.

However, I do not see the screen saver activated after I leave it idle for 10 mins.

Would you check the attached and let me know if I need to change something else in my policy?

Thanks.
screensaver.png
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by:McKnife
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You don't enforce a screensaver, do you? Try to enforce logon.scr
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by:nav2567
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Do you mean to ENABLE "FORCE SPECIFIC SCREENSAVER" and specify LOGON.SCR?  

If yes, our management might not want us to do that.

Is there another way?
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by:McKnife
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That's what I meant. Please try it for a test, just to make sure. Take a test-OU and a test GPO.
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What solved it?
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