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Windows Server 2012 - Lock screen won't happen automatically after set time.

YellowbusTeam asked
Hello all,

I've got an issue with a server that is running Windows Server 2012 (Not R2) where it doesn't go to the lock screen after a specified amount of time.

I have tried editing group policies, power saver options (both normal and advanced) and changing a registry directory to bring up an additional option in power saver advanced options, none of which work.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Much appreciated.
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Sounds like the system is constantly registering 'user' input.
As a test try disconnecting keyboard and mouse.

There are scenarios where if an application is running it can prevent the screen saver etc from cutting in.  An example I have is a legal practice management system.  The server DB component is not "windows compatible" and hence prevents things like screen lock/screen saver from starting.

Have a look at the processes that are running, stop any you know are safe to and see what happens
Hello Guys,

Thank you for replying but I've fixed the issue.

The screen saver was set to none. If you click the box for "On resume, display logon screen" under advanced options for the screen saver you can set a time limit from there and all works.

Thanks for the assist guys.
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional

The author's answer is the only one that solved the issue. The others would not have helped with this problem.