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    We have a computer with cctv displayed, it's connected to the domain and I have disabled the screen saver as an administrator but when the user logs on the screen saver comes up and we need it to be off. Any ideas?

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    Can't the user which logs in simply turn off the screensaver via the display control panel?

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    I assume the screensaver isn't controlled by a domain GPO? If not, have you tried giving the user temporary admin rights to the PC, logging on as them to disable the screensaver and then removing admin rights?

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    They don't have permisson to access the display control panel, yes I could give the user admin rights to disable the screen server. Why if I have done this as an administrator why doesn't it carry over for other users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron View Post
    They don't have permisson to access the display control panel, yes I could give the user admin rights to disable the screen server. Why if I have done this as an administrator why doesn't it carry over for other users?
    Screen saver settings are done per user IIRC. You may be able to set it via a GPO though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron View Post
    We have a computer with cctv displayed, it's connected to the domain and I have disabled the screen saver as an administrator but when the user logs on the screen saver comes up and we need it to be off. Any ideas?
    heres a quick way that i find never fails.

    bit messy but does the job -

    create a batch file.

    regedit.exe /s C:\screensaver.reg

    put the bat file in the startup folder for that user

    create this reg edit

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ScreenSaveActive"="0"

    then save the reg file in the route of C:\

    the bat will call up the regedit and will apply it silently

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc2510 View Post
    heres a quick way that i find never fails.

    bit messy but does the job -

    create a batch file.

    regedit.exe /s C:\screensaver.reg

    put the bat file in the startup folder for that user

    create this reg edit

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
    "ScreenSaveActive"="0"

    then save the reg file in the route of C:\

    the bat will call up the regedit and will apply it silently
    I'll give it a go. Cheers!

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