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    Screen Lock GPO

    It's the first day of the new term and I'm already having an air head moment...

    Can anyone remember where the gpo to adjust the default time it takes for the computer to lock it self?

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    User Settings > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Screen taver timeout and Password protect the screen saver

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    It will be under the screensaver settings

    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display

    Just change the screensaver timeout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Style View Post
    User Settings > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Personalization > Screen taver timeout and Password protect the screen saver
    Beat me to it! ha ha

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    Thanks guys!

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    This has solved the problem to some extent but i'd forgotten that this setting was at user level. I've been asked if i can set this gpo to a group of machines instead of users.. For example, all of our office machines need to lock within a certain time for security reasons but we cant have this happening on machines that are connected to smartboards etc.

    Im currently trying GPP with client side targeting but it doesnt seem to be working.

    Anymore tips?

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    Loopback processing can be used to apply user policies to computer objects - and vice-versa Loopback processing of Group Policy

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    Loopback processing can be used to apply user policies to computer objects - and vice-versa Loopback processing of Group Policy
    didn't even think of that - I use it for deploying printers via gpp here and it works a treat!

    Will post back with results!

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