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    Re: Screensaver password timeouts.

    How are you forcing only teachers to have 7 character long password when the password policy applies at domain level? or did I miss something in the previous thread?

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    Re: Screensaver password timeouts.

    thats a good point, i would bet money on the fact that Password policies are applied at domain level....

    Im guessing there is some sort of trust between the admin and cur networks

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    Re: Screensaver password timeouts.

    You could cobble together an AutoIT script which watches for the presence of high risk applications being open and shortens the ScreenSaverTimeOut registry value, or spots whiteboard apps and disables screensaver. The script could be set to loop forever but sleep for 5 seconds between checks.
    Code:
    Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)     ;1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced
    
    Do
    	$MaxTimeout = 15 * 60	;15 minutes
    	if WinExists("SIMS") then
    		$MaxTimeout = 1 * 60	;1 minute
    	ElseIf WinExists("WhiteboardApp") then
    		$MaxTimeout = 30 * 60	;30 minutes
    	EndIf
    
    	RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "ScreenSaveTimeOut", "REG_SZ", $MaxTimeout)
    
    	Sleep(5000)
    Until 1 = 0
    NB - This script has not been tested !!

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    Re: Screensaver password timeouts.

    @plexer - Password policies are set at domain level, however for pupils I block policy inheritance.

    You can then specify specific password requirements for an OU - Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policies

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    Re: Screensaver password timeouts.

    @Michael - Surely that would set the password policies for user accounts on the computers, not the domain.

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