PC Timeout Issue - Suggestions on the back of a postcard (or below) ..
Right, I've got a persistent problem at the moment with our bursars PC. All PCs are set to time out (display to sleep, go to lock screen, etc) after a class period of time (45 mins) so that when a member of staff decides they're going to leave their workstation open, it hopefully minimises the risk of someone going on and looking where they shouldn't etc.
Now, our Bursars PC has decided of late that actually, it's going to start doing this after 1 minute instead. I've check my GPO settings, I've check local machine settings, and I've even set up a new GPO for the admin machines to say "YOU MUST NOT SLEEP .. SLEEP IS FOR HUMANS" or words to that effect, but it still defies me.
The other day, I did wonder whether School Cash Office was causing the issue as this is a new piece of software (for us anyway) which is only on the bursars machine. I have to admit, I sat in front of the machine for a while and it didn't seem to lock when it wasn't open, but I popped in to check today and it's still doing it, so I'm after a list of ideas that you think might cause this that I should be checking over.
I'm willing to try anything, including a sacrificial offering of a lamb to the IT gods (I wonder if my neighbours farm would miss a lamb for that?), but seriously, ideas are welcome. Even if you think it's a "he will have tried this already I'm certain" as I just can't fathom it, and she pays my invoices at the end of the day, so between her and the head who signs them off, I want to keep her happy! lol ..